Comparison of wiki hosting services
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This comparison of wiki hosting services details notable online services which host wiki-style editable web pages. General characteristics of cost, presence of advertising, licensing, and Alexa rank are compared, as are technical differences in editing, features, wiki engine, multilingual support and syntax support.
General comparison 
The following tables compare general information for several of the more than 100 wiki hosting services that have been created.
The Alexa traffic rankings are not accurate for those wiki hosting services that allow some of their hosted wikis to have separate domain names. In those cases there may be some additional Alexa rankings listed below for some of the larger individual wikis in a wiki hosting service. Also, the Alexa rankings may be different with respect to time.
|Wiki hosting service||Cost||Ads||Content license||Alexa rank|
|Ourproject.org||Free||No||Copyleft (choice of Creative Commons, GNU FDL, other licenses)||240,214|
|Socialtext Workspace Hosted||Non-free||No||Wiki creators can set their own.||199,908|
|Wik.is||Not Applicable||Decommissioned||Website was, per vendor, decommissioned on December 31, 2010.||10,389,446|
|Wikidot||Free/paid||Yes/No||By default Creative Commons, GNU FDL, other licenses as requested||3,649|
|Wikispaces||Free/paid||No||Choice of Creative Commons, GNU FDL, other licenses||1,504|
|Wiki hosting service||Cost||Ads||Content license||Alexa rank|
Technical comparison 
|Wiki hosting service||WYSIWYG editing||Features||Base wiki engine||Multilingual support||Syntax support|
|Central Desktop||Yes||Access control, full-text search, calendaring, single sign-on to multiple projects, project templates, RSS enabled.||[?] (custom)||HTML,
|Confluence Hosted||Yes||Wiki markup language, plugins, SSL, file storage, permissioning, WebDAV.||HTML plugin
|eTouch SamePage||Yes||Project management, permissioning, administration and support for multiple domains.||eTouch CMS (custom, powered by)|
|Ourproject.org||Yes||Wikis, mailing lists, FTP, SSH, subdomains, hosting, ddbb, email alias, backups, CVS/SVN, forums, task management.||MoinMoin by default; custom supported||Supports English, Spanish, French, and many other languages.|
|PBworks||Yes||Subdomain. No page limits, SSL, RSS & Atom, ZIP backups, diffs, colour schemes, email notifications, file management, page access settings. Over 800,000 workspaces hosted. One level of folders used to organize pages. Free accounts limited to 2 GB. Available to paying users: Folder- and page-level access controls, custom domain, unlimited storage.||[?] (custom)||All HTML,
|Socialtext Workspace||Yes||Enterprise Wiki. Supports text, rich text, embedded images, video, and attachments (including from email).||Derived from Kwiki|
|Wetpaint||Yes||WYSIWYG editing only, custom page hierarchies, Comment and Reply forums with comment ratings, access control, keyword search, tags, tag filtering, skins, RSS, page locking, profiles, site activity report, page and comment watching. No page permission settings. No changes preview.||Java-based (custom)||No HTML,
|Wik.is||Not Applicable||Website was, per vendor, decommissioned on December 31, 2010. Migration was offered to vendor's replacement "MindTouch Cloud" product.||Deki Wiki|
|Wikia||Yes||Common login and common preferences to all wikis of Wikia for the same user. Database download available. Cannot close an inactive wiki, even if the community has moved elsewhere. Domains, names, and identifiers owned by Wikia Inc. Will configure Semantic MediaWiki on request. Blog, User Page, and User Talk pages for users.||MediaWiki 1.19||All languages Wikipedia exists for (and some more); Community Support in English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and several other languages.||Same as Wikipedia due to the same Wiki engine - MediaWiki: Some HTML, Wikitext,
|Wikidot||Subdomain. Can map a custom domain if previously registered for free. User can allow ads to be displayed on their wiki and get 80% of revenue. RSS, customizable themes with CSS, advanced forum for each site. Custom page hierarchies, searching, advanced page (full/section/append) edit locking, blocking users and IP addresses. Private messages between users. Uses Ajax. No limit on site size. Public and private wikis. Widgets. Each user can create up to 20 wiki sites and be a member of an unlimited number of wikis.||Modified Text_Wiki engine||Multilingual interface possibilities (translations done by users-volunteers) and Community support in French and German||No HTML,
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|Wikispaces||Yes||Subdomain. No limits on numbers of pages, spaces, or members. Full RSS support; easy space backups in zip and tgz. Blog import function/ integration. Themes and stylesheets can be customized. Private label service available.||[?] (custom)||Optional HTML,
|Wiki hosting service||WYSIWYG editing||Features||Wiki engine||Multilingual support||Syntax support|
See also 
- Collaborative real-time editor
- Collaborative software
- Comparison of wiki software
- List of collaborative software
- List of wiki software
- List of wikis
- Wiki software
- "WikiMatrix - Compare them all" (selectable table), WikiMatrix, 2007, webpage: wikimatrix-org-main.
- Approximative rank according to Alexa Internet. Click on the rank to get the last figures.
- "Centraldesktop.com Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- Confluence has no free hosted option, but offers free software for charitable nonprofits and open source projects.
- "Atlassian.com Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "Etouch.net Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "Ourproject.org Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "Pbworks.com Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "SocialText Packages & Pricing". Socialtext.com. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
- "Socialtext.net Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- Few wikis appear to be on the socialtext.net domain / or most are not public wikis, so the Alexa rating doesn't seem very relevant. Accessdate: June 18, 2012
- "Wetpaint.com Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "Wik.is Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "Wikia.com Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "Wikidot.com Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- Wikispaces private and plus accounts are free for K-12 educators.
- "Wikispaces.com Site Info". Alexa. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "wikia.com, Help:Semantic MediaWiki". wikia.com. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
- Translate Wikidot! - Wikidot site for translating the Wikidot interface. Translation Stats.
|Wikiversity has learning materials about Comparison of wiki farms|
- Wiki farms at the Open Directory Project
- Wikimatrix, with interactive selection of wikihosting services based on user preference
- Category:WikiFarm at WikiIndex.
- InformationWeek, Everything You Need To Know To Get Started With Content Management Systems, page 3-4