How To Install XWiki on CentOS 7

Install XWiki on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install XWiki on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, XWiki is a free wiki software platform written in Java. XWiki is an enterprise but open-source wiki. It includes WYSIWYG editing, OpenDocument-based document import/export, semantic annotations and tagging, and advanced permissions management.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of XWiki on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install XWiki on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Java.

Now you will need to install JAVA, run the following command to download the RPM package using the following command:

wget --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie:oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" "http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/8u91-b14/jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm"

Once you have downloaded the RPM file, you can install the package using the following command:

yum localinstall jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm

Check if it is successfully installed with the following command:

java -version

Step 3. Installing XWiki.

Run the following commands in Terminal to install XWiki on CentOS 7:

wget http://download.forge.ow2.org/xwiki/xwiki-enterprise-installer-generic-8.4.4-standard.jar

To run the installer, enter the following command:

java -jar xwiki-enterprise-installer-generic-8.4.4-standard.jar

Now, the installer will ask you several questions with a prompt to enter 1 (accept) 2 (quit) 3 (redisplay). Most of the prompts can be answered with 1 (accept).

Step 4. Start XWiki.

To start XWiki, you need to navigate to the directory you chose in the previous step:

cd /usr/local/"XWiki Enterprise 8.4.4"
bash start_xwiki.sh

Step 5. Accessing XWiki.

XWiki will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com:8080 or http://server-ip-address:8080 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 XWiki. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing XWiki in CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official XWiki website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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