2023 November 19


Example configuration files for mediawiki and apache 2 for Debian Bookworm


As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, Debian Bookworm was not released yet. Therefore, I cannot provide information on the specific version or any changes that might have occurred since then. However, I can provide you with a generic example configuration for MediaWiki and Apache2 on Debian. Please note that you should adapt the configurations according to your specific needs and the actual software versions available in Debian Bookworm.

Apache2 Configuration

Assuming you have Apache2 installed, create a new virtual host configuration file:

# /etc/apache2/sites-available/mediawiki.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>


Enable the site and restart Apache:

sudo a2ensite mediawiki.conf

sudo systemctl restart apache2

MediaWiki Configuration

Download and install MediaWiki:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mediawiki

Follow the on-screen instructions to set up MediaWiki. Here is a simplified example of the LocalSettings.php configuration:


# /var/www/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php

$wgSitename = "Your Wiki Name";

$wgMetaNamespace = "YourWikiNamespace";

$wgScriptPath = "/mediawiki";

$wgScriptExtension = ".php";

$wgDBtype = "mysql";

$wgDBserver = "localhost";

$wgDBname = "your_wiki_database";

$wgDBuser = "your_db_username";

$wgDBpassword = "your_db_password";

$wgUpgradeKey = "your_upgrade_key";

# Other configuration settings...

Make sure to create a MySQL database for MediaWiki and replace the placeholders in the configuration file with your actual information.

After making these changes, visit your domain in a web browser, and the MediaWiki setup process should guide you through the rest of the installation.

Remember to check the official documentation for any specific updates or changes that may have occurred since my last knowledge update.

MediaWikiChatGPT (last edited 2023-11-19 22:25:48 by KeithLofstrom)