This comparison of wiki hosting services or wiki farms is not comprehensive, it details only those 'notable' enough (in Wikipedia terms) to be included. A useful comprehensive comparison of wiki farms can be found on MediaWiki's site, at mw:Hosting services.
Online services which host wiki-style editable web pages. General characteristics of cost, presence of advertising, licensing are compared, as are technical differences in editing, features, wiki engine, multilingual support and syntax support.
Table of services
This table compares general information for several of the more than 100 wiki hosting services that exist.
All the mentioned services have WYSIWYG editing.
|Wiki hosting service||Founded||Cost||Ad supported||Content license||Subdomain||Custom themes||Database download / backup||Other Features||Base wiki engine||Language||Syntax support|
|Non-free[a]||?||No||?||?||Plugins, SSL, file storage, permissioning, WebDAV.||WYSIWYG Rich-text editor|
|Non-free||?||No||?||?||Access control, full-text search, calendaring, single sign-on to multiple projects, project templates, RSS enabled.||[?] (custom)||HTML,|
|Free||Yes||Creative Commons||Yes, but not for multilingual wikis||Yes||Yes||Common login and common preferences to all wikis of FANDOM for the same user. 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, Italian, French and several other languages.||Wikitext as used by MediaWiki,|
|Free||No||Creative Commons (customizable)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Support both public and private wiki.||MediaWiki||Any||Wikitext as used by MediaWiki,|
|Free/paid||No||No||?||?||Lightweight real-time collaborative editor, search-as-you-type, graph visualizations, flexible import and export.||On the fly conversion of Markdown input|
|Free||No||Copyleft (choice of Creative Commons, GNU FDL, other licenses)||Yes||?||?||Mailing lists, FTP, SSH, ddbb, email alias, backups, CVS/SVN, forums, task management.||MoinMoin by default; custom supported||Supports English, Spanish, French, and many other languages.|
|Non-free||No||Yes||Yes||?||No page limits, SSL, RSS & Atom, email notifications, file management, page access settings.||[?] (custom)||All HTML,|
|Socialtext (Merged with PeopleFluent in 2012)||
|Non-free||No||Wiki creators can set their own.||No||?||?||Enterprise Wiki. Supports text, rich text, embedded images, video, and attachments (including from email).||Derived from Kwiki|
Deprecated wiki hosts
This section is for hosts that were previously in the list above but no longer are up and running.
- Collaborative real-time editor
- Collaborative software
- Comparison of wiki software
- List of collaborative software
- List of wiki software
- List of wikis
- Wiki software
- Confluence has no free hosted option, but offers free software for charitable nonprofits and open source projects.
- "WikiMatrix - Compare them all" (selectable table), WikiMatrix, 2007, webpage: wikimatrix-org-main.
- "Confluence wiki markup syntax | Confluence Cloud".
- "Pricing - Nuclino". Nuclino. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Ourproject.org Manifesto". Ourproject.org. July 2006. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
- "SocialText Merges With PeopleFluent After Sale". CMSWire.com. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
- "SocialText Packages & Pricing". Socialtext.com. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- mw:Hosting services. Much longer list of MediaWiki-based wiki farms and hosting services. It is longer because each host does not have to meet the notability requirements of Wikipedia articles.
- Wiki farms at Curlie
- Wikimatrix, with interactive selection of wikihosting services based on user preference
- Farms on WikiApiary List of MediaWiki-powered wiki farms with various statistics.
- Category:WikiFarm at WikiIndex.
- WikiFarms - wikiteam - tools for archiving wikis.