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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
Implementation Special page
Description Provides a special page that outputs information about the wiki's host.
Author(s) Hydriztalk
Latest version 1.5.0 (2018-03-07)
MediaWiki 1.29+
PHP 5.5+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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The HostStats extension implements a special page "Special:HostStats" that outputs information about the wiki's hosting server. The extension will run a set of commands based on the $wgHostStatsCommands parameter, which the output will be displayed as different sections in the "Special:HostStats" special page.

This extension, if misused, can potentially expose your server and put it at risk! Please use with extreme care and if in doubt, do not install.



  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called HostStats in your extensions/ folder.

To users running MediaWiki 1.30 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.30 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'HostStats' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/HostStats/HostStats.php";




An array of commands to output. Default:

$wgHostStatsCommands = [
	'df -h'
This default only applies for *nix users only. Windows users might need to change this accordingly.

User rightEdit

The user right "hoststats" will have to be set for an existing user group, e.g. "sysop" or preferably for a new user group:

$wgGroupPermissions['hoststats']['hoststats'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['hoststats'] = true;