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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 or host? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor SSL (HTTPS) Notes

A2 Hosting USA, Europe host no paid 24/7 no yes 1-click setup
Albatross Cloud USA host 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 host no paid 24/7 no 1-click setup
Biowikifarm Germany farm for non-commercial dissemination of biological open-content data yes free no yes
CiviHosting USA, Europe host 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
Cloudways.com Malta host 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.
Dreamhost.com USA host 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 (Fandom.com is the new domain name for most of the Wikia.com wikis. Some were converted to Wikia.org sites) United States, France, Poland farm Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Video Games yes free (with ads) custom subdomain only. no 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 host no paid no 1-click installer
Gamepedia USA farm Gaming Wikis yes free (with ads) no yes yes Gamepedia has been bought out by Fandom. New wikis are not created there due merging with Fandom.
HostGator USA host no paid yes yes
Hostiso USA, Canada, Germany, France, Singapore host 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 or host? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor SSL (HTTPS) Notes
HostKnox USA host no paid yes Chrooted (jailed) SSH 24/7 via support tickets. 15-minute response time. no Free MediaWiki installation, transfer & upgrade.
KnownHost USA, Europe host no paid SSH Access 24/7/365 Email and Ticket Support. no yes Free install support. Shared, VPS, Cloud and Dedicated Server lines.
MilesWeb.com UK, US, India, Romania host no paid yes FTP & Jail Shell access 24/7/365 support via live chat, email and phone no yes 1-click setup
Miraheze UK farm yes free (no ads) yes (optional) no 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 host Private wikis (public wikis are still available)
Different plans available, tailored for enterprise customers, personal wikis, and anywhere in between.
no paid (no ads) yes (included) FTP and SSH on request Support system, email, and phone yes yes
  • Wikis created automatically in under 5 minutes with 20+ extensions preinstalled. Any other extensions available to install.
  • Self Service portal, where you can manage your wiki, add extensions to your wiki, reset passwords, and more.
  • Free migrations; extensive experience in migrating from MediaWiki and other platforms.
  • 24/7 professional (not volunteer) personalized support from MediaWiki experts with 10+ years of experience; support response times guaranteed through SLAs.
  • VisualEditor installed by default on all MyWikis Pro and above wikis. HTTPS included for all wikis.
  • 9 different privacy levels. Anti-spam built into every wiki. Wikis backed up daily.
  • Use a subdomain, buy a domain through MyWikis, or bring your own domain.
Neoseeker farm game and entertainment-related wikis yes free no yes
OpenFox.io Europe Cloud based Orgnaisational Wikis no Monthly and Annual Company domain or Openfox.io 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 or host? Specialism Free Option? (yes/no) Type of cost Own domain Command line Support options Visual Editor SSL (HTTPS) Notes
QualityBox USA host 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 host no paid no yes Linux VPS hosting.
SaaS Web Internet Solutions Germany host Standard, BlueSpice Free/Pro, Semantic MediaWiki no paid always no 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 farm yes free; ad-supported; paid possible no Contact and Forum at ShoutWiki Hub no no From MediaWiki developers and others.
SiteGround USA, Netherlands, Singapore host no paid yes 24/7/365 support via live chat, email and phone no yes 1-click setup
Webarchitects UK farm 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 host 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 or host? 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 farm 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 host 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.
WikiHoster.net Germany farm 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 farm yes free (with ads) no no Available in 25 languages. Runs MediaWiki 1.11.
WikiTeq USA host Professionally managed hosting on a private VPS no paid yes yes On-call support team ready 24/7 yes yes Enterprised-focused full-service MediaWiki development company providing fully supported and maintained wikis.

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