Professional Maker MediaWiki-Hosting

Professional Maker is our standard MediaWiki hosting plan. It builds on top of the rock solid foundation provided by Professional Starter, and provides you with an even more advanced and powerful wiki.

High performance, high scalability, enhanced search, increased customizability and superior support are just some of the things that make it a great choice for everyone taking their wiki seriously.

We recommend Professional Maker to those who want a highly customized wiki, those who want to run a large or mission-critical wiki and those who want increased support. Professional Maker is ideal for medium sized businesses and organizations that rely heavily on their wiki.

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Software

Professional Maker will get you a fully installed and configured MediaWiki website including a predefined set of extensions. Unlike with Professional Starter, you can choose which extensions should additionally be enabled on your wiki from a list curated for quality and sustainability by Professional.Wiki that goes beyond those installed for Professional Starter. Professional.Wiki may provide assistance and advise on making the right decision considering your specific use case if you wish to.

Both MediaWiki and the extensions will be kept up to date by Professional.Wiki, with upgrades happening per MediaWiki Long Term Support (LTS) version.

Standard extensions:
  • Admin Links – Provides a special page that holds helpful links for administrators
  • AdvancedSearch – Provides and improved search interface
  • Arrays – Allows for defining and using arrays
  • CategoryTree – Allows for dynamically displaying and navigating the category structure
  • CharInsert – Allows for creating character insert boxes
  • CirrusSearch – Provides Elasticsearch as a backend for searching
  • Cite – Allows for referencing content
  • CiteThisPage – Allows for citing content
  • CodeMirror – Allows for highlighting the wikitext syntax during editing
  • ConfirmEdit – Provides CAPTCHA techniques to protect against spam and password-guessing
  • CookieWarning – Provides a notice to inform users about cookie usage
  • Data Transfer – Allows for exporting content in XML from and for importing content in XML and CSV form
  • DateDiff – Allows for calculating the difference between two dates
  • DeleteBatch – Allows for deleting multiple pages at the same time
  • DismissableSiteNotice – Allows for users to close wikiwide sitenotices
  • DisplayTitle – Displays the user-defined page title instead of the page name
  • Echo – Allows for notifications about user and system events
  • Elastica – Provides a library for using Elasticsearch to extensions
  • External Data – Allows for retrieving structured data from external URLs, databases and other sources
  • Gadgets – Allows for using predefined gadgets
  • Header Tabs – Allows for displaying sections on a page as tabs
  • HitCounters – Provides a page views counter
  • HostStats – Allows for displaying statistics about the wikis host
  • ImageMap – Allows for creating and using clickable image maps
  • InputBox – Allows for embedding predefined HTML forms
  • Interwiki – Allows for managing interwiki prefixes to other websites and wikis
  • JSBreadCrumbs – Allows for displaying the user's navigation trail trough the wiki
  • Lockdown – Allows for restricting read access to pages per namespace
  • LoginNotify – Notifies users of suspicious logins
  • Loops – Provides parser functions for performing loops
  • MagicNoCache – Allows for selectively disabling the cache of individual pages
  • Maps – Allows for embedding of dynamic maps, geocoding of addresses and other geographical operations based on structured data
  • Mermaid – Allows for creating Mermaid-based graphs and diagrams
  • MobileFrontend – Allows for optimized displaying of pages in mobile clients
  • Modern Timeline – Provides a modern timeline visualization for Semantic MediaWiki as a result format
  • MultimediaViewer – Expands thumbnails to a larger size in a fullscreen interface
  • MyVariables – Provides additional predefined variables
  • NewUserMessage – Allows for automatically adding messages to the talk pages of newly created accounts
  • Nuke – Allows for deleting multiple pages at the same time
  • NumberFormat – Allows for formatting and rounding of numbers
  • NumerAlpha – Allows for incrementing numbers, letters and roman numerals in ascending order
  • OATHAuth – Allows for using two-factor authentication for logging in
  • Page Forms – Allows for forms to create and edit pages
  • PagedTiffHandler – Allows for displaying tiff-files
  • ParserFunctions – Provides parser functions for performing logical operations
  • PdfHandler – Allows for displaying pdf-files
  • PipeEscape – Allows using pipes in arguments of parser functions
  • Poem – Allows for easy formatting of text blocks
  • RenameUser – Allows for renaming an user account
  • ReplaceText – Allows for doing wikiwide search-and-replace operations
  • RottenLinks – Allows for retrieving the status of external links
  • SandboxLink – Provides a link to user's personal sandbox to personal tools menu
  • Scribunto – Allows for using scripting languages on pages
  • Semantic Breadcrumb Links – Allows for displaying the navigation based on structured data
  • Semantic Cite – Allows for referencing of content based on structured data
  • Semantic Compound Queries – Allows for displaying the combined results of several queries of structured data
  • Semantic Drilldown – Allows for faceted navigation through structured data
  • Semantic Extra Special Properties – Provides additional special properties for storing structured data
  • Semantic Glossary – Allows for creating and managing a glossary based on structured data
  • Semantic Interlanguage Links – Allows for creating and managinginterlanguage links based on structured data
  • Semantic MediaWiki – Allows for storing, querying and exporting structured data for reuse ("wiki database")
  • Semantic Meta Tags – Allows for outputting meta elements based on structured data for search engine optimization
  • Semantic Ratings – Allows for managing ratings based on structured data
  • Semantic Result Formats – Provides additional formats for displaying structured data
  • Semantic Scribunto – Allows for using the Scribunto extension in combination with structured data
  • SpamBlacklist – Prevents adding web links and email addressen identified as spam
  • SyntaxHighlight – Allows for highlighting the syntax of embedded code
  • TemplateData – Allows for storing, retrieveing and visualising information about templates
  • TemplateStyles – Allows for loading CSS stylesheets from a template
  • Thanks – Allows for thanking users for edits
  • TimedMediaHandler – Allows for displaying audio and video files in supported formats
  • TitleBlacklist – Prevents the creation of pages identifierd as spam
  • Title Icon – Allows for displaying icons in the title of pages and in search results
  • UniversalLanguageSelector – Allows for selecting the user language and changing language related preferences
  • UrlGetParameters – Allows using URL parameters on pages
  • UserFunctions – Provides parser functions for performing user dependant operations
  • UserMerge – Allows for merging user accounts
  • Validator – Provides a declarative parameter processing library to extensions
  • Variables – Provides parser functions for creating user-defined variables
  • VariablesLua – Allows for using the Scribunto extension in combination with the Variables extension
  • VisualEditor – Provides a WYSIWYG wikitext editor
  • Widgets – Allows for using predefined widgets
Additional extensions:
  • AbuseFilter – Allows for automatically placing specific behavior-based restrictions on edits
  • AdvancedSearch – Provides and improved search interface
  • AntiSpoof – Prevents the creation of confusable usernames
  • ApprovedRevs – Allows for curating edits and content
  • AutoCreatePage – Allows for creating non-existent pages
  • Babel – Allows for automatically creating language proficiency and other information boxes
  • BetaFeatures – Lets user enable or disable features that are not yet functioning stably
  • BootstrapComponents – Provides additional components to the Chameleon skin
  • CLDR – Provides functions to localize the names of languages, countries, currencies and time units to extensions
  • Chameleon – Provides a mobile skin
  • CleanChanges – Provides a compact display of recent changes
  • CodeEditor – Provides a code editor including code highlighting when editing
  • CommentStreams – Allows for commenting content
  • ConfirmAccount – Requires the creation and confirmation of account requests
  • ContactPage – Allows for using contact forms
  • Disambiguator – Allows for designating pages as disambugiations
  • Graph – Allows for creating Vega-based graphs and diagrams
  • ImportUsers – Allows for importing user accounts
  • Labeled Section Transclusion – Allows for embedding marked content sections on pages
  • Math – Allows for creating mathematical formulas
  • Mpdf – Allows for exporting the current page into a pdf file
  • RevisionSlider – Provides and improved interface to browse differences between revisions
  • Semantic External Query Lookup – Allows for displaying query results for structured data from external sources
  • Semantic Forms Select – Allows for generating select form elements with queried values of structured data
  • Semantic Notifications – Allows for notifications on changes to structured data using the Echo extension
  • SimpleBatchUpload – Allows for uploading serveral files at once
  • Summary Cards – Displays content summaries on hovered links
  • Translate – Allows for translating and proof-reading content
  • UploadsLink – Provides a link to user's uploads to personal tools menu
  • VEForAll – Provides extensions with JavaScript functionality to use VisualEditor
  • Whats Nearby – Allows for providing geoposition information to templates
  • WikiEditor – Provides a wikitext editor

Included skins:
  • Foreground – Provides a mobile skin
  • MinervaNeue – Provides a mobile skin
  • MonoBook – Provides a classic skin
  • Timeless – Provides a modern skin
  • Pivot – Provides a mobile skin
  • Poncho – Provides a mobile skin
  • Vector – Provides a modernized skin

Services

Each month you get three hours of professional support for free. For Professional Maker we guarantee support within two days, though we likely get back to you the next working day. This support includes answering questions about MediaWiki and providing advice. Unlike with Professional Starter, it also includes training and solving problems within the wiki directly.

One of the three hours can be used for custom development and fixing bugs in the software. This custom development option is only available if you get Professional Maker for at least one year.

Hosting

Your wiki will run on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Germany that provides all the resources needed to run MediaWiki and also Elasticserach smoothly for many editors working on a lot of contend for many visitors. The Virtual Private Server has 8 vCPU, 32 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD and 10 TB worth of traffic.

If you prefer to use an existing in-house hosting solution or for us to provide one, contact us and we'll see what we can do for you.

Extras

Monitoring

Your wiki will be automatically monitored. In case of an issue we will attend to it the beginning of the next day.

Backups

We automatically make a backup of the entire wiki server every day. Of 7 backups the oldest one will be discarded. Since the backup is of the entire wiki server, we are able to restore everything in the wiki, including user accounts, page content and uploaded files.

On request we will also make daily backups of the database and uploaded files together with a wiki XML export. This will be available for you to access and download as often as you like.

HTTPS support

HTTPS support is configured with a Qualys A rating and uses a server certificate issued by Let's Encrypt or at choice a custom server certificate you provide.

Domain name

We can use a domain or subdomain of your choosing. This can be a domain that already exists, a new one that you get yourself or one that we get for you. We can set up the wiki without a domain name being available yet as well.

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How signup works

After you signed up for your hosting option of choice, Professional.Wiki will get in touch with you to clarify details. You will need to provide us with with some basic information, such as the name for your wiki and the domain you wish to use. Once we got this information we will set up the wiki and notify when everything is done. Setting up the wiki normally happens within a few days, though can already happen the very next day if all requested information are know.

The payment you make during signup covers the setup of the wiki. The hosting during the first month after signup is free of charge.

You can cancel your hosting plan at any time. If you are dissatisfied with our services, you can contact Professional.Wiki for a refund.

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