[Mediawiki-l] multi site mediawiki configuration

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 13:32:46 UTC 2010

Jelle de Jong wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I want to use multiple mediawiki on a server but wikipedia seems to be
> made for only one installation per server.
> I am using the Debian wikipedia package and I found a feature request
> that is quite old:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=392966
> I also found some hacking how-to for multi site configurations:
> http://jacksonjstrong.blogspot.com/2009/01/multi-site-mediawiki-configuration-part.html
> http://jacksonjstrong.blogspot.com/2009/02/multi-site-mediawiki-configuration-part.html
> I am wondering if multi-site support will be a release goal soon? And
> if I build hack the LocalSettings.php to point to the right settings
> file and get it to work, how long will it work before it breaks? Will
> multi-site be support in future releases?
> Thanks in advance,
> Jelle

MediaWiki does support many installs. See

Debian packaging of MediaWiki is designed to one install per server, and
at a fixed place. But that's an artificial limitation of how they
configure it.

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