?
Solved

Internal Wiki for business

Posted on 2008-10-07
4
Medium Priority
?
288 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello Experts,

We are currently in the planning process for a new web server. We are looking at Server 2008, with adobe dreamweaver and Contribute (to help spread the work load to people don't understand web editing) We are also looking into the possibility of an internal wiki.

What are your must have's when making a web server? Should we have a chat to help customers?
0
Comment
Question by:nicolausj
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris James earned 668 total points
ID: 22662464
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

Apache Web server with PHP/SQL support, and run MediaWiki would be a good start :)
0
 
LVL 58

Assisted Solution

by:tigermatt
tigermatt earned 668 total points
ID: 22662759
If you want a Wiki server, MediaWiki is one of the best open-source Wiki software packages out there. The fact it is the software used by (and initially developed for) Wikipedia, and all the other Wikimedia Foundation sites, means it is very flexible in functionality and incredibly secure.

The main points to consider for a web server in general is plenty of hard disk storage to store your websites - preferably in a RAID array. You should also look more at the Internet Connection it will be placed behind - specifically its UPLOAD speed to the Internet. If you have a poor Upload speed, then everything else aside, your websites on the web server WILL run slowly, particularly the graphics and page loads. Any slower than about 4 - 6 seconds, and you will find a lot of users will simply click off your site.

-tigermatt
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:bswinnerton
ID: 22662764
Or if you have the money to spare, a brand new Mac OS X server would be great.  They have a built in wiki, blog and web server so that you won't have to install php or sql.
0
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:shalomc
shalomc earned 664 total points
ID: 22665345

you don't say what will be the purpose of the new web site, so it is difficult to give a proper answer since different web sites demand radically different solutions :)

as far as wiki is concerned, I can only repeat that wikimedia rocks :)
it took me a few hours to fully integrate it with a corporate infrastructure like active directory and email, and the amount of deployment options is staggering.

ShalomC
0

Featured Post

Does Your Cloud Backup Use Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain technology has already revolutionized finance thanks to Bitcoin. Now it's disrupting other areas, including the realm of data protection. Learn how blockchain is now being used to authenticate backup files and keep them safe from hackers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
What You Need to Know when Searching for a Webhost Provider
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to update a WordPress Site’s version. WordPress releases new versions of its software frequently and it is important to update frequently in order to keep your site secure, and to get new WordPress…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to Import and export files in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php : Click on Too…
Suggested Courses

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question