Similar to Wikipedia, you can run your own wiki website using MediaWiki… Nowadays, it’s also recommended that you run your websites and blogs over HTTPS or SSL/TLS… The post shows you how to get your free SSL/TLS certificates from Let’s Encrypt…
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily install MediaWiki on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Apache2, MariaDB, PHP 7.1 and Let’s Encrypt support. For those who don’t know MediaWiki is an open source wiki package content management system written in PHP that was originally used on Wikipedia.
MediaWiki is now used by many individuals and companies to develop and manage their wiki pages. It has also been translated into many different languages.
In today’s environments, MediaWiki is frequently being installed with SSL/TLS encryption so that all traffic to and from the website is protected over HTTPS. Also, websites that use HTTPS may rank better with Google and other search engine providers.
This post covers installing the latest version of MediaWiki, which at the time of writing was at version 1.29.1.