[Mediawiki-l] Installing MediaWiki on a co-lo server

Gary Kirk gary.kirk at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 20:38:34 UTC 2006


Right! I couldn't install 1.8.2 because (after downloading and FTP'ing
it!) I discovered my host didn't have PHP 5! Changed to 1.6.8 as
suggested on #mediawiki.

I even installed InputBox myself! :P

Thanks for the help!


Gary Kirk

On 10/18/06, Robert Leverington <lcarsdata at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I don't think you are meant to use phpMyAdmin at all unless you want
> to manually edit the MySQL database, usually web hosts provide a
> control panel where it lets you do many things with your hosting.
> There is probably something which says "Manage MySQL Databases" or
> similar, in their is the place you need to create the MySQL database.
>
> On 17/10/06, Gary Kirk <gary.kirk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So once I've "unpacked" the tar.gz, I upload the unpacked files and
> > folders to my webspace?  And then use phpMyAdmin I guess!
> >
> >
> > -----
> > Gary Kirk
> >
> > On 10/17/06, Robert Leverington <lcarsdata at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > You need to download the latest version of MediaWiki from sourceforge,
> > > the .tar.gz file as you thought.
> > >
> > > MediaWiki needs to be unpacked to run on a server, this can be done
> > > manually in Windows XP using an unpacking program such as WikiRAR or
> > > WinZip or (I think) done via UNIX on some servers. Once you have
> > > unpacked it (or before if you are using the second method) you need to
> > > create a MySQL database using your web hosting package and then go to
> > > the wiki directory where it will prompt you to install MediaWiki.
> > >
> > > On 17/10/06, Gary Kirk <gary.kirk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > I'm getting a shared package and  wanting to install MediaWiki there.
> > > > It's Linux hosting and has all the prerequisites. My question is this:
> > > > what is it I am supported to download, and install? I think I'm
> > > > supposed to download the tar.gz file, but then what? Do I upload it
> > > > (via FTP) to my webspace, and if so, will it unpack itself or what? I
> > > > run Windows XP on my desktop. For the record, I haven't purchased the
> > > > package yet, so I can't try things out yet, just want advice.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > > --
> > > > Gary Kirk
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> > > Robert (aka Lcarsdata),
> > >
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