I know I can just install MediaWiki, but I prefer not to do the maintainance. What website offers free, private and secure wikis?

Edit - From what I've looked at so far, Google Sites is the only one that fits the bill. However, I was aiming for something less featured, where editing and creating articles would be faster (e.g. MediaWiki style).

  • And are the abilities of Google Wave a superset of a wiki? Is it what I'm looking for? – ripper234 Oct 20 '10 at 19:57
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    Please define private and secure. Do you mean that it is well patched and maintained, do you mean that it is encrypted, do you mean that it has a strong authentication/access controls system? – Zoredache Oct 22 '10 at 6:11
  • @Zoredache - SSL – ripper234 Oct 22 '10 at 16:37

You may already know this, but what about Google Sites.

Its free, secure and provides private sites.

  • I didn't know they offer wikis, thanks! Although it has some nice features over simpler wikis like MediaWiki, I miss that simplicity. I want a site where I can create & link new pages fast, and the interface for doing this on Google Sites is a bit too slow for my taste. – ripper234 Oct 22 '10 at 16:38
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    Yes, sometimes it is slow. There was a similar question on stackoverflow stackoverflow.com/questions/143321/… – Chakra Oct 23 '10 at 5:21

So you want free, secure, private, and have it hosted by someone else? Myself I would probably go with a site that offers free hosting that supports PHP and install PmWiki and setup access control on the wiki then.

You could also check out the sites on this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_farms

  • I would also prefer it be managed by someone else. Yes, I have lots of requirements :) – ripper234 Oct 22 '10 at 6:04
  • Sorry, I thought you linked to "comparison of wiki software" – ripper234 Oct 22 '10 at 16:40
  • I looked through this list, unfortunately haven't found anything that answers the criteria. – ripper234 Oct 22 '10 at 16:55

Your requirements are a hard combination to get: free, hosted, secure and private? For free, you can bet it won't be private, or you'll have to deal with advertisement. Hosts need to make some business out of it, y'know.

Personally, I'd go with Wayne's solution: get free hosting that supports php and install a database-less wiki on it (I personally consider DokuWiki a simple and good option).

Still, you may want to visit http://www.wikimatrix.org/ and try to find the wiki that best fits your needs.

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    I've got no problem with ads :) – ripper234 Oct 24 '10 at 23:01

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