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If you want to run a MediaWiki wiki and don't want to maintain your own infrastructure, you might be interested in the wiki farms and hosting services listed below.

  • In addition, most regular web hosting companies allow for installing MediaWiki without too much trouble, although maintaining and upgrading the code would still in most cases be up to you.
  • You can also install a pre-made software bundle or software "appliance" on a virtual private server.

Do not add hosting services to this list without directly linking to a page that explicitly states MediaWiki hosting.

Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor SSL (HTTPS) Notes

A2 Hosting USA, Europe no paid 24/7 no yes 1-click setup
Albatross Cloud USA Managed Hosting and Cloud Services with exceptional support for Medium and Enterprise Clientele. no paid Yes or subdomain 24/7 yes yes
Arvixe Hosting USA, Europe no paid 24/7 no 1-click setup
Biowikifarm Germany for non-commercial dissemination of biological open-content data yes free no yes
CiviHosting USA, Europe Boutique-style hosting firm including account sizes for personal, business and enterprise-level wikis, including Semantic MediaWiki and BlueSpice no paid Yes, as well as domain registration service, or a subdomain is possible SSH access 24/7 support with 5 minute response time included with all accounts yes yes Shared and VPS hosting available. Services include
  • Free installation and migration
  • Daily backups
  • 24/7 support with 5 minute response time
  • VisualEditor
  • Semantic MediaWiki hosting
  • BlueSpice hosting
  • Turnkey solution for MediaWiki hosting Malta no paid You have to set it up independently yes no yes Quick setup, automatic backup, cloud-based (included in the cost). Support staff also in Dubai, Pakistan and Spain. USA no paid limited ssh access 24/7 via tickets and email. no yes 1-click installer, limited access to ssh.

Also offers free hosting service for non-profits.

FANDOM ( is the new domain name for most of the wikis. Some were converted to sites) United States, France, Poland yes Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Video Games yes free (with ads) custom subdomain only. none Contact and community forums yes yes Wikis are not owned by their founders. FANDOM may take decisions affecting the community even if there's no consensus at all. They reserve the right to change URL for SEO purposes. In case the community wants to move to another host, the wiki and the content can't be deleted from FANDOM. There's only one skin available. Runs a old forked MediaWiki 1.19, but new wikis are made on MediaWiki 1.33 and older wikis are slowly getting newer MediaWiki.
Fastdot Hosting Australia, Asia Pacific, USA, UK no paid no 1-click installer
Gamepedia USA yes Gaming Wikis yes free (with ads) yes yes Gamepedia has been bought out by FANDOM. New wikis are not created there due merging with FANDOM.
HostGator USA no no paid yes yes
Hostiso USA, Canada, Germany, France, Singapore no Managed Hosting and Services with exceptional support for mediwiki clients! no paid yes or subdomain 24/7 no yes 1-click setup, free backups, support, cPanel, cloud-based.
Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor SSL (HTTPS) Notes
HostKnox USA no no paid yes Chrooted (jailed) SSH 24/7 via support tickets. 15-minute response time. no Free MediaWiki installation, transfer & upgrade.
KnownHost USA, Europe no paid SSH Access 24/7/365 Email and Ticket Support. no yes Free install support. Shared, VPS, Cloud and Dedicated Server lines. UK, US, India, Romania no paid yes FTP & Jail Shell access 24/7/365 support via live chat, email and phone no yes 1-click setup
Miraheze UK yes yes free (no ads) yes (optional) IRC, Email, Issue trackers, Wiki venues, Discord server yes, on request yes Community-driven, non-profit, quick wiki creation, HTTPS-only, public and private wikis. Infrastructure 100% open source. No hard limits on server resource usage and runs latest MediaWiki version.
MyWikis USA yes private wikis (public wikis are still available) no paid (no ads) yes (included) FTP and SSH on request Ticketed support system, email, and phone yes yes Unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth. VisualEditor available with MyWikis Pro and above plans. Let's Encrypt HTTPS included by default on each wiki. Public AND private.
A dirt-cheap hosted Parsoid plan is available to non-MyWikis wikis.
The Service will not host wikis containing the following content: pornography, sensitive topics (to be determined by the Service), or generally "Not Safe For Work".
Neoseeker game and entertainment-related wikis yes free no yes Europe Cloud based Orgnaisational Wikis no Monthly and Annual Company domain or sudomain. no Wiki set-up, consulting and implementaion yes yes Managed wiki Service with high security as well as set-up and organisational implementation support
Professional.Wiki Europe dedicated server Professional services for companies of all sizes. Unmatched Semantic MediaWiki expertise. no paid yes yes yes, with real experts yes yes Holistic services including setup, management, support, training and custom development. Run by MediaWiki veterans.
Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor SSL (HTTPS) Notes
QualityBox USA yes Enterprise Quality no paid always yes email, chat, phone, forum yes yes Domestic dedicated MediaWiki expert assigned to account. Fully managed, scalable MediaWiki with 100+ integrated extensions including ElasticSearch, VisualEditor available in choice of cloud or on-premises infrastructure.
Referata USA yes Semantic MediaWiki yes free; paid possible no no
RoseHosting USA no paid no yes Linux VPS hosting.
SaaS Web Internet Solutions Germany Standard, BlueSpice Free/Pro, Semantic MediaWiki no paid always none Phone at business hours, email 24x7 yes yes Fully managed MediaWiki on several infrastructures (as needed): Shared Hosting, Dedicated - both either on OpenStack Public Cloud or VMware Private Cloud
ShoutWiki yes yes free; ad-supported; paid possible none Contact and Forum at ShoutWiki Hub no no From MediaWiki developers and others.
SiteGround USA, Netherlands, Singapore no paid yes 24/7/365 support via live chat, email and phone no yes 1-click setup
Webarchitects UK no no paid yes Optional SSH access IRC, email, phone yes yes Multi-stakeholder cooperative with social responsibility focus, green power and green hardware, emphasis on free and open source software (Ansible playbook published under GPLv3).
Webhost UK LTD UK, US no paid yes FTP & Jail Shell access 24/7/365 support via live chat, email and phone no 1-click setup
Name Country Wiki farm? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor SSL (HTTPS) Notes
Wiki Valley (fr)

Wiki Valley(en)

France yes Private wikis no by user/month and options yes no mail, chat, phone and wiki yes yes Création à la demande (fr)

Creation on demand (en)

Wikibase Solutions The Netherlands Fully managed Wiki hosting in addition to a core business of developing Semantic MediaWiki solutions no paid yes at request phone, Skype and email yes yes Also provides support for Elasticsearch and other requested services. Germany yes Semantic MediaWiki, updates and upgrades included in plans (serviced) no paid possible serviced (see specialism) Phone and email at business hours no yes German site. Available for customers in the SEPA-area.
Wiki-Site United States, Israel yes yes free (with ads) no no Available in 25 languages. Runs MediaWiki 1.11.

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