DokuWiki Installation Test

There are separate upgrade instructions if you have an existing installation.

Try these instructions first. If you still need help, follow one of the links below:

  • Step 0: Make sure your server meets the requirements.
  • Step 1: Download the newest release from the Download Page.
  • Step 2: Read the security page before you begin installing. Take it seriously. If in doubt, ask on the mailing list
  • Step 3: Unpack the distribution tarball and upload/copy the files to your webspace.
  • Step 4: Open the install.php file in your browser and follow the instructions. (For additional information, see the installer page.)
  • Step 5: Enjoy your DokuWiki install and browse through the manual to discover what you can do with it.

A screencast of installing DokuWiki shows installation to a shared web hosting provider, but it may be useful for other situations as well. If you don't have a webhoster yet, check our hosting partners for a pre-installed DokuWiki.

If you are looking to create multiple Wiki's, you can create a DokuWiki farm. This is similar to the idea of multi-sites. Instructions on how to do this manually are provided in the Farm page.

If you encounter problems following the steps above or need some detailed information for one of the steps check out these pages:

Some web hosts have DokuWiki included in their list of installable packages making the install almost automatic.

If your PHP installation has suhosin php extension installed, remember to set and suhosin.request.disallow_nul in php.ini to 0, otherwise the Edit page and the Plugin page won't work. (For the Edit page it loops back to the Edit page when you save the page, and for the Plugin page the plugin install/update button will not work.)

You can confirm your server PHP configuration by putting a file named test.php on the server with the following content:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

and use the web browser to visit the page.

If your dokuwiki is installed on a web hosting that you cannot change server configuration, please ask your web hosting to change the required configuration.

Here is what you may want to do when everything is up and working:

If you've encountered problems installing DokuWiki, and you've carefully checked each of the steps above:

  • Download the source package again to ensure you do not have a corrupt download
  • Upload your files again—FTP corruption is a common cause for problems. Uploading a zip file and extracting on the server may be more reliable than uploading files individually
  • Double and triple check file and folder permissions – this is a very common cause of problems
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  • Last modified: 2021/03/30 21:56
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