Comparison of wiki hosting services

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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[edit]

This table compares general information for several of the more than 100 wiki hosting services that exist.[1]

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
Confluence Hosted
Non-free[a] ? No ? ? Plugins, SSL, file storage, permissioning, WebDAV. WYSIWYG Rich-text editor[2]
script plugin
No formulas
iMeet Central
Non-free ? No ? ? Access control, full-text search, calendaring, single sign-on to multiple projects, project templates, RSS enabled. [?] (custom) HTML,[1]
No formulas
Free/paid[3] 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[4] 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,[1]
LaTeX formulas
Socialtext (Merged with PeopleFluent in 2012[5])
Non-free[6] 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
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.[citation needed] Wikitext as used by MediaWiki,
Some HTML,[1] JavaScript,
Math formula,

Deprecated wiki hosts[edit]

This section is for hosts that were previously in the list above but no longer are up and running.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Confluence has no free hosted option, but offers free software for charitable nonprofits and open source projects.


  1. ^ a b c d "WikiMatrix - Compare them all" (selectable table), WikiMatrix, 2007, webpage: wikimatrix-org-main.
  2. ^ "Confluence wiki markup syntax | Confluence Cloud".
  3. ^ "Pricing - Nuclino". Nuclino. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  4. ^ " Manifesto". July 2006. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  5. ^ "SocialText Merges With PeopleFluent After Sale". Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  6. ^ "SocialText Packages & Pricing". Retrieved 2018-07-26.

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