Registered 2005-08-14 by Antoine "hashar" Musso

MediaWiki is a free Wiki software package licensed under the GNU General Public License. It is used to run Wikipedia and other WikiMedia Foundation projects, as well as many other wikis.

MediaWiki uses PHP to process and display data stored in its MySQL database. Pages use MediaWiki's wikitext format, so that users without knowledge of XHTML or CSS can edit them easily. When a user submits an edit to a page, MediaWiki writes it to the database, but without deleting the previous versions of the page, thus allowing easy reverts in case of vandalism or spamming. MediaWiki can manage image and multimedia files, too, which are stored in the filesystem. For large wikis with lots of users, MediaWiki supports caching and can be easily coupled with Squid proxy server software.

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