How To Install Dokuwiki on Ubuntu 16.04

r00t August 9, 2016

Install Dokuwiki on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Dokuwiki on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, DokuWiki is considered to be the most versatile open source Wiki software application which is proven to meet your demanding wiki needs. Using a very familiar interface, it allows you to easily scale and optimize using many advanced features. Utilizing files instead of a database, DokuWiki is extremely flexible with the type of system it will run on (no database server required).

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Dokuwiki on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Dokuwiki on Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) server.

A Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:

Step 3. Installing Dokuwiki.

First thing to do is to go to DokuWiki’s download page and  download the latest stable version of Dokuwiki:

Unpack the Dokuwiki archive to the document root directory on your server:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring Apache web server for DokuWiki.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘dokuwiki.conf’ on your virtual server:

Add the following lines:

Now, we can restart Apache web server so that the changes take place:

Step 5. Accessing DokuWiki.

DokuWiki will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/install.php or http://server-ip/install.php and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Dokuwiki. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Dokuwiki on your Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Dokuwiki web site.

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