From: Patricia Barden <webmaster(a)prwatch.org>
Is there any downside to having the URL set up as http://www.mywiki.com/index.php
versus the recommended way; i.e., http://www.mywiki.com/wiki/index.php?
If you use aliases to make "pretty" URLs in your website root
directory, you won't be able to access other things in your root.
For example, if you set it up so you can do:
which looks real nice and is easy for people to type in, then you
(for example) because it will go looking for a wiki page of that name.
Likewise, say you want to install some other software, perhaps a photo
browser like gallery2. You basically cannot do it, because the aliases
used to make pretty wiki URLs will "steal" the URL, So
will go to a wiki page called "Gallery", whether it exists or not, and
your real directory on your website called /Gallery/ will be
So personally, I think it's a good idea to generally have your wiki in
its own directory. It doesn't have to be "/wiki/"; some people use the
On a client's insistence, I broke this rule of thumb just once
(warning her of the implications), and it came back to bite me when
she wanted other third-party software on her site, and we had to move
the whole wiki back to the way I originally advised her.
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