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{{Update|inaccurate=yes|article|date=February 2012}} This comparison of [[wiki hosting service]]s details notable online services which host wiki-style editable [[web page]]s. General characteristics of cost, presence of advertising, licensing, and [[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] rank are compared, as are technical differences in editing, features, wiki engine, multilingual support and syntax support.

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 Internet|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 Internet|Alexa]] rank[2]
[[Central Desktop]] Free/paid {{?}} {{nts|17558}}[3]
[[Confluence (software)|Confluence Hosted]] {{Nonfree}}[4] {{?}} {{nts|6753}}[5]
[[eTouch Systems|eTouch]] [[SamePage]] {{Nonfree}} {{?}} {{nts|779404}}[6]
[[eXo Platform|eXo Cloud]] Free/paid {{?}} {{nts|596280}}[7]
[[Ourproject.org]] {{Free}} No [[Copyleft]] (choice of [[Creative Commons license|Creative Commons]], [[GNU FDL]], other licenses) {{nts|240214}}[8]
[[PBworks]] Free/paid No {{nts|4334}}[9]
ShoutWiki {{Free}} Yes [[Copyleft]] [[Creative Commons license|Creative Commons]] {{nts|113496}}[10]
[[Socialtext]] Workspace Hosted {{Nonfree}}[11] No Wiki creators can set their own. {{nts|199908}}[12][13]
[[MindTouch|Wik.is]] Not Applicable Decommissioned Website was, per vendor, decommissioned on December 31, 2010. {{nts|10389446}}[14]
[[Wikia]] {{Free}} Yes [[Creative Commons license|Creative Commons]] {{nts|169}}[15]
[[Wikidot]] Free/paid {{Yes-No}} By default [[Creative Commons license|Creative Commons]], [[GNU FDL]], other licenses as requested {{nts|3649}}[16]
[[Wikispaces]] Free/paid[17] No Choice of [[Creative Commons license|Creative Commons]], [[GNU FDL]], other licenses {{nts|1504}}[18]
Wiki hosting service Cost Ads Content license [[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] rank

Technical comparison[edit]

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,[1]
CSS/templating
No formulas
[[Confluence (software)|Confluence Hosted]] Yes Wiki markup language, plugins, SSL, file storage, permissioning, WebDAV. HTML plugin
script plugin
No formulas
[[eTouch Systems|eTouch]] [[SamePage]] Yes Project management, permissioning, administration and support for multiple domains. eTouch CMS (custom, powered by)
[[eXo Platform|eXo Cloud]] Yes multi-wiki, permissions, PDF export, page hierarchy, templates, drafts, WEBDAV, email notifications, related pages [[XWiki]] rendering engine XWiki 2.0 syntax [19]
[[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,[1]
JavaScript,
[[LaTeX]] formulas
ShoutWiki Yes Subdomain. Customer Support, Shared login, Anti-spam measures, Namespaces, Importing a wiki. About 2500 wikis hosted. It is an [[Open Company]]. 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,[1] [[Wikitext]],
JavaScript,
Math formulas
[[Socialtext]] Workspace Yes Enterprise Wiki. Supports text, rich text, embedded images, video, and attachments (including from email). Derived from Kwiki
[[MindTouch|Wik.is]] Not Applicable Website was, per vendor, decommissioned on December 31, 2010. Migration was offered to vendor's replacement "MindTouch Cloud" product. [[DekiWiki]]
[[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.[20] 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,[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 (file format)|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 (programming)|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)[21] 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 (file format)|RSS]] support; easy space backups in [[ZIP (file format)|zip]] and [[Tar (file format)|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]

  • [[Collaborative real-time editor]]
  • [[Collaborative software]]
  • [[Comparison of wiki software]]
  • [[List of collaborative software]]
  • [[List of wiki software]]
  • List of wikis
  • [[Wiki software]]

References[edit]

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  1. a b c d e f g "WikiMatrix - Compare them all" (selectable table), WikiMatrix, 2007, webpage: wikimatrix-org-main.
  2. Approximative rank according to Alexa Internet. Click on the rank to get the last figures.
  3. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/centraldesktop.com |title=Centraldesktop.com Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  4. Confluence has no free hosted option, but offers free software for charitable nonprofits and open source projects.
  5. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/atlassian.com |title=Atlassian.com Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  6. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/etouch.net |title=Etouch.net Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  7. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/exoplatform.nett |title=eXo Cloud Site Info |author= |date=2014-06-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2014-06-02}}
  8. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ourproject.org |title=Ourproject.org Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  9. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/pbworks.com |title=Pbworks.com Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  10. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/shoutwiki.com |title=Shoutwiki.com Site Info |author= |date=2013-11-17 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2013-11-17}}
  11. {{cite web|url=http://www.socialtext.com/products/pricing.php |title=SocialText Packages & Pricing |publisher=Socialtext.com |date= |accessdate=2009-06-10}}
  12. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/socialtext.net |title=Socialtext.net Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  13. 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
  14. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wik.is |title=Wik.is Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  15. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wikia.com |title=Wikia.com Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  16. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wikidot.com |title=Wikidot.com Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  17. Wikispaces private and plus accounts are free for K-12 educators.
  18. {{cite web |url=http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wikispaces.com |title=Wikispaces.com Site Info |author= |date=2012-07-02 |work= |publisher=[[Alexa Internet|Alexa]] |accessdate=2012-07-02}}
  19. http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/XWikiSyntax
  20. {{cite web|url=http://help.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Semantic_MediaWiki |title=wikia.com, Help:Semantic MediaWiki |publisher=wikia.com |date= |accessdate=2009-07-22}}
  21. Translate Wikidot! - Wikidot site for translating the Wikidot interface. Translation Stats.