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This is the quickest & lightest deployment procedures of MediaWiki. Lighttpd, PHP, SQLite are used and the aim is set the MediaWiki available with the shortest time with minimum burden to the system. Recommend as a secure personal note taking tool, which everything is kept locally rather than cloud synchronized on the Internet somewhere you have no idea.

Server Preparation

  1. Install lighttpd & PHP. Please refer to DeployLighttpdPHPServer.
  2. Install SQLite package:
    $ su -c "yum install sqlite"
  3. Install PDO modules of PHP, to let PHP supports SQLite:
    $ su -c "yum install php-pdo"
  4. Restart lighttpd service:
    $ su -c "systemctl restart lighttpd.service"
  5. Check if lighttpd is running by browsing "http://localhost/" and the following command:
    $ su -c "systemctl status lighttpd.service"

MediaWiki Installation

  1. Download the MediaWiki package from the official web site: [1]
  2. Decompress the package into the home directory of lighttpd:
    su -c "tar zxvf mediawiki-<n.v.r>.tar.gz /var/www/lighttpd/"
  3. Rename the decompressed directory into "wiki" and change the owner and group for everything. For example:
    su -c "mv /var/www/lighttpd/mediawiki-<n.v.r> /var/www/lighttpd/wiki"
    su -c "chmod root:root /var/www/lighttpd/wiki -R"
  4. Grant read, write, execute permissions for the PHP session directory. Such as changing the group ownership to be "lighttpd":
    su -c "chgrp lighttpd /var/lib/php/session"
  5. Create a directory for the storage of SQLite database files and grant permissions for the server:
    su -c "mkdir -p /var/www/data"
    su -c "chmod a+w"
  6. Open the wiki home page and following the instructions: [2]