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.

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General comparison[edit]

The following tables compare general information for several of the more than 100 wiki hosting services that have been created.[1] The Alexa traffic rankings are a snapshot that will vary over time. For wiki hosting services that allow hosted wikis to have separate domain names, the Alexa count might not be complete, as such wikis may have their own Alexa rankings.

Wiki hosting service Cost Ads Content license Alexa rank[a]
Confluence Hosted Non-free[b] ? 1,570[2]
iMeet Central Paid ? 829,098[3]
Nuclino Free/paid[4] No 144,816[5]
Ourproject.org Free ? Copyleft (choice of Creative Commons, GNU FDL, other licenses) 782,696[6]
PBworks Free/paid No 7,437[7]
Socialtext Workspace Hosted Non-free[8] No Wiki creators can set their own. 899,460[9]
Tettra Free trial/paid[10] No 147,824[11]
Wikia Free Yes Creative Commons 58[12]
Wikidot Free/paid No By default Creative Commons, GNU FDL, other licenses as requested 2,521[13]
Wikispaces (Closing in 2018[14]) Free/paid[c] No Choice of Creative Commons, GNU FDL, other licenses; only educational wikis are free[15] 2,606[16]
Wiki hosting service Cost Ads Content license Alexa rank

Technical comparison[edit]

Wiki hosting service WYSIWYG editing Features Base wiki engine Multilingual support Syntax support
Confluence Hosted Yes Wiki markup language, plugins, SSL, file storage, permissioning, WebDAV. HTML plugin
script plugin
No formulas
iMeet Central Yes Access control, full-text search, calendaring, single sign-on to multiple projects, project templates, RSS enabled. [?] (custom) HTML,[1]
CSS/templating
No formulas
Nuclino Yes Lightweight real-time collaborative editor, Markdown commands, search-as-you-type, graph visualizations, flexible import and export. On the fly conversion of Markdown input
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 50 MB. Available to paying users: Folder- and page-level access controls, custom domain, unlimited storage. [?] (custom) All HTML,[1]
JavaScript,
LaTeX formulas
Socialtext Workspace Yes Enterprise Wiki. Supports text, rich text, embedded images, video, and attachments (including from email). Derived from Kwiki
Tettra Yes Markdown support, page requests, Slack integration, internal page linking, embedded images and video. Basic HTML, Inline Markdown conversion
Wikia Yes Common login and common preferences to all wikis of Wikia for the same user. Database download available. Domains, names, and identifiers owned by Wikia Inc. No longer configures Semantic MediaWiki on request.[17] Blog, User Page, and User Talk pages for users. MediaWiki 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,[1] Wikitext,
JavaScript,
Math formulas
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[18] engine Multilingual interface possibilities (translations done by users-volunteers)[19] and Community support in French and German No HTML,[1]
CSS styling
LaTeX math formulas
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,[1]
Unknown script
Math formulas
Wiki hosting service WYSIWYG editing Features Wiki engine Multilingual support Syntax support

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Approximative rank according to Alexa Internet. Click on the rank to get the last figures.
  2. ^ Confluence has no free hosted option, but offers free software for charitable nonprofits and open source projects.
  3. ^ Wikispaces private and plus accounts are free for K-12 educators.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "WikiMatrix - Compare them all" (selectable table), WikiMatrix, 2007, webpage: wikimatrix-org-main.
  2. ^ "Atlassian.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Centraldesktop.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Pricing - Nuclino". Nuclino. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Nuclino.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Ourproject.org Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Pbworks.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  8. ^ "SocialText Packages & Pricing". Socialtext.com. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  9. ^ "Socialtext.net Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  10. ^ "Pricing - Tettra". Tettra. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  11. ^ "Tettra.co Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  12. ^ "Wikia.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  13. ^ "Wikidot.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  14. ^ http://blog.wikispaces.com/. Retrieved 2018-02-19.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ Wikispaces is no longer offering free non-education wikis, September 16, 2014
  16. ^ "Wikispaces.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  17. ^ "wikia.com, Help:Semantic MediaWiki". wikia.com. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  18. ^ "Text_Wiki". php.net. 
  19. ^ "Translate Wikidot!". wikidot.com. 

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