The file "INSTALL" says, "Decompress the MediaWiki installation archive
either on your server, or on your local machine and upload the directory
tree. Rename it from "mediawiki-1.x.x" to something nice, like "wiki,"
since it'll be in your URL."
Shouldn't that be "w" instead of "wiki"?
I was running mediawiki on a Shared host and traffic was around 10K views a
day (small to moderate size wiki). I was forced to leave that setup because
of high CPU usage. I was not able to install Squid there or do anything to
speed things up. I had talked about that before on this list and I'm
thankful for the recommendations.
Now I'm on a VPS where Squid is running and currently I don't have CPU
issues except when there's a traffic spike. So I've decided to look for a
dedicated server. I've seen on web hosting forums that (low-end?) dedicated
servers are available for pretty cheap ($100). Currently I'm paying $70 for
My key issue is that the webhost has to willing to let me remain anonymous
and because of this my options are limited. For example they have to accept
Paypal. I have not looked around yet at what options are available but I
will look into that next after this discussion.
To be prepared for the future, I want the server to be able to support 30K
views a day (3 times the current traffic) and display pages with no
noticeable/serious delays. I hope a $100 server with Squid can do this for
Are there any server specs that I should look for? The first one would be
RAM. What's the minimum RAM I should have? Other desirable specs?
My second issue is the hit ratio for Squid: According to Squid's cache
manager, the cache hit rate is about 40% and the byte hit ratio is 20%.
Average time taken to serve a "missed" request is 0.7 seconds, while for a
hit its only 0.02 seconds (35 times faster). So a higher hit ratio would be
Looking at Squid's access logs, I also noticed that calls to Load.php are
always "misses". Can anything be done to fix that?
What can be done to optimize Squid for mediawiki and increase the hit
ratio? The RAM I have available is 1.3GB and I told Squid it can use 130MB
and it goes over and the total RAM used usually stays around 40%. I know
1.3GB may be small. I've heard we need to leave some ram free, to ensure
system stability. I may have more RAM in the dedicated server when I get it.
If anyone has a high hit ratio, I would really be thankful if you could
email me your Squid.conf (remove any sensitive information) and I can
compare it with my setup. Or you could tell me the settings I should change
I just upgraded to 1.20.2 and it seems to work fine. I downloaded
SemanticMediaWiki and SemanticBundle into extensions. When I try to start
up I get these errors.
apache2 gets here through a symlink wiki ->wiki-1.20.2.
Have I messed up a path someplace?
failed to open stream: Permission denied in *
* on line *23*
for inclusion (include_path='.:') in*
* on line *23*
*Fatal error*: Call to undefined function enableSemantics() in *
* on line *24.*
*LocalSettings has two other extensions, both working. The activation as*
require_once( "$IP/extensions/SemanticBundle/SemanticBundle.php" );
require_once( "$IP/extensions/SemanticBundle/SemanticBundleSettings.php" );
D. E. (Steve) Stevenson
(Almost emeritus) Associate Professor
steve at clemson dot edu
"Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach," Aristotle.
I'm trying to convert a mediawiki-mysql-dump from latin1 to utf-8 to
move from MySQL 4.0.27 to MySQL 5.x.
What I did so far was searching for a working way to achieve this. I
found several solutions which in my eyes did not work.
Is there a recommende way, which will almost ever _works_?
Or are not all data important to convert e.g. _objectcache?
Hi. If MediaWiki prefers utf-8. My server admint installed mediawiki and
didn't follow the instructions precisely so I now have
# MySQL table options to use during installation or update
$wgDBTableOptions = "ENGINE=InnoDB, DEFAULT CHARSET=binary";
Is there an easy way to convert from binary to UTF-8?
Please, does anyone here already installed the FreeMind extension? It seems
an easy installaton but when i upload the "file.mm", it doesnt find it, and
i got the error *Error: Mind Map file file.mm not found.*
I uploaded the file.mm from MediaWiki upload page, but looks like the file
doesn't exist. I also added the "mm" as a valid extension on
LocalSettings.php. There is almost no documentation about it, and i cant
fix it, someone knows this issue?
Stephan Gomes Higuti