Wiki Farms with DokuWiki
This page gives an overview over different ways to set up a wiki farm. In a farm, one single copy of wiki engine (the parent wiki or farm controller or farmer) is used to run several individual wikis (child instances or animals).
The biggest advantage is that only one instance of the wiki engine has to be maintained and upgraded. The wiki animals have completely separated contents (data), and they can also have separated configuration and individual layout.
Farm Directory Structure
The farm directory can theoretically be anywhere in the file system but we recommend the following structure:
/var/www/dokuwiki– the DokuWiki engine
/var/www/farm– contains all the animals
/var/www/farm/animal1— one wiki
/var/www/farm/animal2— another wiki
There are different ways to set up a wiki farm. They are described on the following pages:
- Official Farms documentation – the most straight forward setup
- Advanced setups of farm
- Discussion about farm setup