[Mediawiki-l] Need a launcher setup.exe for MediaWiki on Windows

Krinkle krinklemail at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 13:31:13 UTC 2012

On Apr 5, 2012, at 4:13 PM, Eric BEAUSSART wrote:

> Madam, 
> I would like to use Mediawiki as a Website Administration Tool ! 
> But, even with some knowledge in Computers, just as an User ! 
> Unfortunately, I loaded it easyly, but did not succed to let it run ! 
> As I told before, providing a mesh of Files is not enough ! 
> A Launcher is compusory, and, in the case of a Computer with Windows as OS, 
> a "setup.exe" or simillar ! 
> The Mediawiki community did not take much part in help for such a "dumb's affair" ! 
> Too bad ! I am sorry to use this contact just for a such stupid fact, 
> but improving Mediawiki begins to let it Start "everywhere" ! 
> Thank you for your attention. 
> Eric Beaussart. 

Hi Eric,

I think there may be a slight misunderstanding here. MediaWiki is not a
desktop application. You cannot "install" it as a program in Windows or
any other OS for that matter. It is a web application (a bit like
WordPress.org) and as such is installed on a web server, not in the
OS/Windows itself.

If you don't have a web server, read here:
(XAMPP is a good one for Windows)

If you don't like writing computer code, you're still in luck. MediaWiki
has a visual installer. Upload the mediawiki package to the public
directory on the web server and visit that page in your browser (e.g.
http://localhost/mediawiki), from there you can follow instructions on
how to install it:


-- Kinkle

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