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DokuWiki Installation

There are separate upgrade instructions if you have an existing installation.

Try these instructions first. If you still need help, follow one of the links below:

A screencast of installing DokuWiki shows installation to a shared web hosting provider, but it may be useful for other situations as well. If you don't have a webhoster yet, check our hosting partners for a pre-installed DokuWiki.

If you are looking to create multiple Wiki's, you can create a DokuWiki farm. This is similar to the idea of multi-sites. Instructions on how to do this manually are provided in the Farm page.

Detailed Instructions

If you encounter problems following the steps above or need some detailed information for one of the steps check out these pages:

Distribution/OS Specifics

Webserver Specifics

Web Host Specifics

Some web hosts have DokuWiki included in their list of installable packages making the install almost automatic.

Alternative Install Methods

Pitfall on suhosin PHP extension

If your PHP installation has suhosin php extension installed, remember to set and suhosin.request.disallow_nul in php.ini to 0, otherwise the Edit page and the Plugin page won't work. (For the Edit page it loops back to the Edit page when you save the page, and for the Plugin page the plugin install/update button will not work.)

You can confirm your server PHP configuration by putting a file named test.php on the server with the following content:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

and use the web browser to visit the page.

If your dokuwiki is installed on a web hosting that you cannot change server configuration, please ask your web hosting to change the required configuration.

It Works! What Now?

Here is what you may want to do when everything is up and working:

It Doesn't Work! Troubleshooting

If you've encountered problems installing DokuWiki, and you've carefully checked each of the steps above: