ScrewTurn Wiki Alternative

ScrewTurn Wiki was a wiki package built in ASP.NET. It is now defunct, but if you’re looking for a good self-hosted wiki alternative, we have two to suggest. One is MediaWiki and one is DokuWiki. They are both great wiki tools, both secure and up to date and maintained etc. We have experience and expertise at hosting both of these packages, and we actually recommend either. How do you choose which one you want? Check out our post called War of the Wikis where we detail “MediaWiki vs DokuWiki” question.

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What Version of CiviCRM does MediaWiki does CiviHosting Support?

This is a great question, that we get a lot. The answer is all versions. Our hosting is not locked down at all and it’s not SAAS. Each hosting account with us is completely separate and private just to its owners and we provide you with full access to your files and databases. When we install MediaWiki for you, we install the latest stable release (unless you request something different) and then after that, we do not automatically run upgrades. You can always contact us for upgrades, but anyhow if you don’t, we will not update your software for you.

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What Version of CiviCRM does CiviHosting Support?

This is a great question, that we get a lot. The answer is all versions. Our hosting is not locked down at all and it’s not SAAS. Each hosting account with us is completely separate and private just to its owners and we provide you with full access to your files and databases. When we install CiviCRM for you, we install the latest stable release (unless you request something different) and then after that, we do not automatically run upgrades. You can always contact us for upgrades, but anyhow if you don’t, we will not update your software for you.

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MediaWiki with my Own Domain

Interested in running your own MediaWiki instance on your own domain name? In response to a recent issue on the MediaWiki site, here are the basics: there are three issues involved: Domain Name Hosting Installation To expand a bit, you would first need a domain name which means you must purchase that from a domain name seller, or from your webhost. They will register the domain name for you and then you can use it. CiviHosting of course can sell you a domain name. Next you need hosting for your wiki. For this, you need to purchase a hosting account from a web host who can work with MediaWiki. We… Read More

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MediaWiki Categories

Categories are built into MediaWiki. See the Help:Categories page for more details. Not everyone realizes however, that subcategories are also built in. For simple instructions how to create a subcategory see the How to create new categories or subcategories page at Wikimedia Commons. When you assign pages to categories, then the actual category page, listing all pages marked with that category, are availbale automatically. It’s all just built in and ready to use.

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WP Super Cache

We recommend WP Super Cache for caching in WordPress. In our experience, it works best, and it’s also very easy to use. It works best alone, meaning without any other caching tools added. Just install it, and then visit the settings page (under the main Settings menu in your WordPress dashboard) and and then for “Cache Delivery Method” choose “Expert” and then click Update. That’s it. Now it works by itself.

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System Side Compression

All of our servers come equipped with mod_deflate and mod_brotli. We recommend this code for mod_deflate: AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css text/csv text/html text/plain text/richtext text/sgml text/tab-separated-values application/javascript application/x-javascript httpd/unix-directory AddOutputFilter DEFLATE html htm shtml php php4 pl rb py cgi css js txt BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html and this for mod_brotli: AddOutputFilterByType BROTLI_COMPRESS text/css text/csv text/html text/plain text/richtext text/sgml text/tab-separated-values application/javascript application/x-javascript httpd/unix-directory

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How to Install CiviCRM in Drupal 8

CiviCRM for Drupal 8 can only be installed on one of our WebApps accounts. Here is how to do it: 1. Create an App called nodeapp in a subdomain different from the one where Drupal needs to be installed. 2. Log in to the app via the command line running sureapp project shell nodeapp 3. Install bower running npm install -g bower 4. Create a Drupal installation in the ~/www/www/drupal8 directory running php7.cli ~/private/composer.phar create-project roundearth/drupal-civicrm-project:8.x-dev ~/www/www/drupal8 –no-interaction 5. You will now need to complete the Drupal installation by accessing the installation wizard via your browser 6. Install CiviCRM by running php7.cli ~/www/www/drupal8/vendor/drush/drush/drush.php en -y civicrm 7. If you were… Read More

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How to Install Drupal 8

Drupal 8 runs on all of our hosting packages. To install Drupal 8 on CiviHosting: composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev some-dir –no-interaction where you can replace some-dir with whatever directory you want. If you are in /www/www/ then you could use just a dot: .. If you now try to run Drush, it will fail however. 🙁 That is due to a PHP version issue. By default, the command line executes PHP with the 5.6 interpreter. To work around this, you can run drush like this: php7.cli /usr/local/bin/drush Alternatively, you can set the following alias in the .bashrc file: alias drush=’php7.cli /usr/local/bin/drush’ and then drush will work.

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