How To Install Dokuwiki on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Dokuwiki on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Dokuwiki on your Ubuntu 14.04 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. I will show you through the step by step installation Dokuwiki in Ubuntu 14.04 server.

Install Dokuwiki on Ubuntu 14.04

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Install Dokuwiki.

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

wget http://download.dokuwiki.org/src/dokuwiki/dokuwiki-stable.tgz
tar xvf dokuwiki-stable.tgz
mv dokuwiki-*/ /var/www/dokuwiki

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/dokuwiki

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:

touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/dokuwiki.conf
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/dokuwiki.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/dokuwiki.conf
nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/dokuwiki.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin admin@yourdomain.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/dokuwiki/
ServerName your-domain.com
ServerAlias www.your-domain.com
<Directory /var/www/dokuwiki/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
</Directory>
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-error_log
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-access_log common
</VirtualHost>

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

service apache2 restart

Step 5. Accessing DokuWiki.

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

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Dokuwiki. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Dokuwiki on your Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Dokuwiki web site.

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