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To install the latest version of MediaWiki, do the following:

  1. Install for the site PHP version 7.3 (official requirements).
  2. Download from official site on your PC an archive with the distribution of the latest version of MediaWiki.
  3. Place the distribution files on the hosting:
    1. Via file manager or any FTP client upload the archive to hosting in root directory preliminarily added site.
    2. Move the entire contents of the subdirectory mediawiki-X.XX.X to the root directory.
  4. Prepare the database:
    • If there are no free databases, create a new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  5. Install:
    1. Open the site in a browser by adding to its address mw-config (example - example.com/mw-config).
    2. Select your language and click "Further».
    3. Verify that the external environment check was successful and click "Further».
    4. Specify your database connection settings and click "Further»:
    5. Leave the checkbox next to “Use the same account as for installation" and press "Further».
    6. Specify wiki settings, check the radio button next to "Enough, install the wiki" and press "Further»:
      • «Wiki name"- enter an arbitrary name for the wiki.
      • «Project namespace"- leave"Same as wiki name»Or choose another option.
      • «Your Member Name"- specify the administrator's login.
      • «Password"And"The password again»- enter the administrator password (at least 10 characters).
      • «E-mail address"- specify the administrator's mail.
      • «Subscribe to the newsletter about new versions of MediaWiki»- check the box if you want to receive emails about new versions of MediaWiki.
      • «Share this installation with the MediaWiki developers»- uncheck the box if you do not want to send information about the configuration of the software environment to the MediaWiki developers.
    7. Click "Further" again.
    8. Wait for the installation to complete and click "Further».
    9. Download the file LocalSettings.php on your PC and using file manager or any FTP client upload it to hosting at root directory site.
  6. Check the site is working.