Professional Starter MediaWiki-Hosting

While Professional Starter is Professional.Wiki's most basic hosting option, it is a solid foundation that includes everything your are likely to need for small to medium sized wikis.

Professional Starter is ideal for small businesses and organizations and for those who are just starting out with a new wiki project or have no prior experience with wikis. If the need arises you can always choose to upgrade to the even more advanced Professional Maker hosting option.

You can try out the Professional Starter Demo wiki to see the hosting option in action.

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Professional Starter will get you a fully installed and configured MediaWiki website. It will have a standard set of extensions installed based on our long-time experience of what you are likely to need or otherwise very likely find useful.

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

Included extensions:
  • Admin Links – Provides a special page that holds helpful links for administrators
  • Arrays – Allows for defining and using arrays
  • CategoryTree – Allows for dynamically displaying and navigating the category structure
  • CharInsert – Allows for creating character insert boxes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • TitleKey – Provides a case-insensitive page title prefix search
  • UniversalLanguageSelector – Allows for selecting the user language and changing language related preferences
  • UserFunctions – Provides parser functions for performing user dependant operations
  • 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 wigets

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


Each month you get one hour of professional support for free. For Professional Starter we guarantee support within three days, though we likely get back to you the next working day. This support includes answering questions about MediaWiki and providing advice.


Your wiki will run on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) located in Germany that provides all the resources needed to run MediaWiki smoothly. This VPS has 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 40 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.



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


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.

HTTPS support

HTTPS support is configured with a Qualys A rating and uses a server certificate issued by Let's Encrypt.

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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