Setup a MediaWiki application on your server.

For more information about the server, visit Features.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Point your domain to the server

The first step is create an A-record at your domain registrar.

This enables you to access your server in any browser at your web domain.

Please note that it can take up to 72 hours for a domain to propagate throughout the internet to a server, although it usually happens much sooner.

We can’t set up your FREE SSL certificate until this step is completed.

2. Obtain your server’s details

A. Login to the Hosting Portal

In your Dashboard under Services, find your MediaWiki server.

We offer 24×7×365 support

If you cannot see the MediaWiki server service you ordered or the server is not active, please open a support ticket.

B. Click the Manage option

This is the button in the last column under Services.

Here is the next screen that will display: 

C. Click Statistics in the menu

Your private and confidential server root password and IP address is in Statistics.

Security Alert

Never disclose, email, or publish your password to anyone, including HostJane staff in support tickets. Our technicians have safe access inside secure datacenters if they need this.

Below is a example screenshot of the Application Information.

In this example, the server link is: https://123.456.789.1/mw-config/

The first set of numbers before the /mw-config/ is your server IP address.

In this example case the IP is: 123.456.789.1

Your Server Link


For security, HostJane does not send this to you by email.

You must login to your hosting account to review these credentials.

3. Ignore the browser warning

Open a fresh browser window and paste the link

Hit Enter.

B. Find the HTTPS warning

The warning can be safely ignored.

It will look slightly different depending on which browse you're using. In Chrome it may appear like this:

In Mozilla Firefox, it may look like this:

Click the Advanced or Add Exception link to accept the warning and proceed to the unsafe page.

A security dialog box will open.

Enter the username and password credentials into the box, as found in Statistics.

Click Sign in or Enter.

Why is there a warning?

HostJane cannot configure an SSL certificate (HTTPS://) for an IP address on its own. We need to wait until your domain is pointing to the server, and then assign your FREE SSL certificate to your domain.

Until your domain's A-record is setup, whenever you access your server by HTTPS://, a warning appears in your browser.

Your server comes with a self-signed SSL certificate.

If you access the server link using HTTP://, you will not see the warning. 

C. How to remove the SSL warning

Once your domain's A-record is successfully pointing to your server, HostJane can install your FREE SSL certificate to remove the warning.

Request your FREE SSL certificate

Open a support ticket after your domain is pointed correctly to your server.

You can check when propagation is successful by doing a DNS lookup of your domain's A-record.

Please note that we can only install an SSL certificate on a top-level domain (TLD)

For example: https://www.yourdomain.TLD, where the TLD could be .com, .net, .org, .ca, or any TLD available.

HostJane and our servers work with all domain registrars worldwide.

4. Access the MediaWiki Installer

After passing the security dialog, you will see your server’s MediaWiki Installer.

The first step is to configure your new site.

Configure your upgrade key

Copy and paste the upgrade key as provided in Statistics.

The key must match exactly.

Click continue to move through the environmental checks

Click continue

Leave the database settings with Use same account as for installation checked.

Click continue

Create the username and password details for your MediaWiki’s administrator account

Don't use an easy password

Use HostJane’s strong password generator to choose a secure, random password for your site.

We do not recommend clicking “I’m bored, set up the wiki”.

Click continue

The Options setup page is an important step.

You can control:

  1. How much access new users have on your Wiki site
  2. Copyright licensing
  3. Set up skins
  4. Advanced functions.

When you have selected your configuration, click continue to begin installation.

Click continue

The installation is now complete!

You can IGNORE the final instruction requiring you to download and install the localsettings.php file in the base directory

5. Access your MediaWiki site

Once your domain has finished pointing to the server, you will be able to access your website via your domain name.

MediaWiki Help

Find a MediaWiki developer on the HostJane Marketplace for consultation and help creating your new MediaWiki site.

HostJane will support 24/7 server infrastructure and maintenance issues. However, MediaWiki development / design is not offered by our support team.