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Managed and full service MediaWiki hosting

With MediaWiki you can give your content a structure, just as you need. Sharing information is made really easy and fast, even in largest scale imaginable.

The MediaWiki experience with SaaS Web

1 free domain

Choose a free domain with one of the following extensions: ch, at, biz, com, de, es, fr, info, net or org. If you like, you can move an existing domain to SaaS Web. Other extensions are optional.

1 free SSL certificate

The communication between your computer and the server needs to be encrypted as sensitive/personal data will be transmitted. SaaS Web offers a certificate for one domain (with and without www prefix). On demand, an other type of certificate or existing one that you already own can be set up.

Current version is preinstalled

SaaS Web sets up the original MediaWiki software using the LTS MediaWiki distribution - you have all the features at disposal without any restriction. Packages with an own VM (XL or higher) can be setup with the current vanilla version.

Enterprise MediaWiki with BlueSpice (from XL)

The BlueSpice MediaWiki Free distribution is fully compatible to the standard MediaWiki software, but enhances it with numerous functions for the enterprise environment. Among others the very powerful full search search engine Solr is integrated or a module to create easily PDF books out of wiki pages. The BlueSpice MediaWiki Pro Edition is also available as you go with SaaS Web.

Core, plugins and theme updates

SaaS Web uses monitoring software but also keeps informed via mailing lists, community memberships and personal contacts in order to update the systems and applications on time. Some updates are automatic, others are manual, all manipulation is monitored and safe, so that a broken update can be reverted directly without further consequences.

VPN secured access

If you desire SaaS Web can setup VPN so that the access to your BlueSpice Pro MediaWiki will be secured. After activation, the web interface will be only accessible with a VPN client; so you can protect your application effectively. This service is optional, please contact us if needed.

Daily full backups of the hosted MediaWiki application

SaaS Web runs daily full backups of your MediaWiki instance known as disaster recovery. In between, during update/upgrade actions, the application might be backuped additionally (in case an update would fail, we can recover the application immediatly).

Intrusion & malware detection

You can’t prevent attacks, you can only protect and defend yourself. SaaS Web does regularly malware checks and uses sevral techniques in order to detect malicious activities at earliest stages (honeypots, blacklists).

Availability & performance monitoring

In order to ensure that the website is running under best conditionsd with best visitor experience, the availability and performance is monitored and the infrastructure will be adapted if necessary.

The advantages with SaaS Web

  • No system administration for you
  • Always up to date
  • Uptime and performance monitoring
  • Premium service:
    quick & efficient
  • Indivdual setups
  • Backup management
  • Enterprise cloud infrastructure
    powered by VMware vSphere
  • TierIV datacenter
    (99,95% guaranteed availability)
  • High bandwidth up to 10 Gbit/s
  • Full redundancy in hardware and Internet connectivity

Detailed informationen about MediaWiki

MediaWiki is a free software for structuring and archiving information (knowledge base). The origin of MediaWiki is Wikipedia. MediaWiki is an open source software and is available under the GPL licence.

Public or private

With MediaWiki you can build sites like Wikipedia which are open for anyone, as for reading as for editing. It is possible though to restrict the access to registered users and disallow public registration) so only company employees for example can access the wiki.

Templates for text snippets

General information like hints are reused quite often and therefore can be used as snippets, so you can manage them at one single spot.

Customise your wiki with extensions

MediaWiki can be extended in its functionality using extensions, that can be a PDF converter to export wiki pages to PDF files on demand (visitor clicking on a download as PDF link) or the integration of a OpenStreetMap widget just to cite a few examples. The extensions managed by the MediaWiki community can be browsed on the website.

A powerful search engine with auto completion helps efficient to find the needed information within large database. In order to improve performance and search functionality (for example multifaceted search), it is possible to integrate other powerful search engines. This is possible with the XL packages or higher. Please contact us for more information.

Interlanguage links are the small navigation links that show up in the sidebar in most MediaWiki skins which connect an article with related articles in other languages within the same Wiki family. This can provide language-specific communities connected by a larger context, with all wikis on the same server or each on its own server.

Stop spam and vandalism

There quite some extensions to block massive spam and vandalism. Here some examples: TitleBlacklist, ConfirmEdit, QuestyCaptcha, TorBlock, SimpleAntiSpam, SpamBlacklist… Depending on the Wiki you are aiming to create and manage, it is preferable to allow only trusted users to edit content.

Versioning of articles and media files

MediaWiki is meat to be used by multiple (many) users (at the same time) that is why it does archive all changes made to an article in order to be able to track any change in the future. The change information contains the username, the date and the IP. On the detailed view, content changes are highlighted and it is possible to restore versions if needed.

User management

The MediaWiki user management is fine grained in order to clearly determine roles and permissions within large teams.

Basic data

  • Project start date: 2003
  • Licence: GPL v2+
  • Available languages: about 30
  • Technologies: Apache/Nginx, PHP, SQLite/MySQL/PostGreSQL
SSL certificate
Daily backups
Additional storage


15,00 € / month

setup fee: 15,00 €

Shared Hosting

1 domain


Full backup incl. DB

10 GB


40,00 € / month

setup fee: 40,00 €

Own VM

1 domain


Full backup incl. DB

20 GB

1 TB: 200 €/month


70,00 € / month

setup fee: 70,00 €

Own VM

1 domain


Full backup incl. DB

50 GB

1 TB: 200 €/month


125,00 € / month

setup fee: 125,00 €

Own VM

1 domain


Full backup incl. DB

200 GB

1 TB: 200 €/month

Service and comfort

Lean back and let us do the work: we setup your application and operate it for you. You can focus on your core competency.

Custom development

On request, SaaS Web can help you with custom development for your projects. Ruby on Rails, PHP Frameworks such as Symfony2 or Zend belong to our main platforms. For website development, SaaS Web offers custom theme development for TYPO3 or WordPress, but als custom extensions or plugins.