Free wiki hosting

Wikis are great ways to structure knowledge together with other people. Wiki means fast in Hawaiian, which is for a reason. I've written a little overview of free wiki software, now it's time for free wiki hosting. Unfortunately spammers have also found ways to use wikis, mainly for black hat SEO linkbuilding purposes. This makes it pretty hard to keep a community wiki running.

mwzip.com

mwzip.com: Free Wiki Hosting, Simple managed hosting for wikis large and small. Powered by MediaWiki for pure awesomeness.
They're hosting for example the Marxistpedia. There are no ads.

Wikia

Wikia is by far the biggest, it was founded by the founder of Wikipedia. Naturally it's running MediaWiki. It's also quite full of advertising. The plus side is that you can download database dumps which would make it easy to set up shop elsewhere, which is exactly what happened with Hitchwiki (although Wikia insisted on keeping the old content and trying to retain editors).

Wikidot

Wikidot is an interesting option. They let you earn some of the advertising dollars.

Localwiki.org

Localwiki is a great project, a non profit 501(c)(3), started by the folks who started the very successful DavisWiki. The idea is to help local communities through wikis. So if you want to run a local community wiki this could be a great place for you. Unfortunately the platform offered is not based on MediaWiki.

Wiki.yt

Wiki.yt is a project by author. Cool wikis are welcome for free hosting. Less cool wikis can pay. Also available for MediaWiki consulting services.

Wiki.yt is hosting nice wikis such as Couchwiki, for hospitality exchange, Trashwiki for dumpster diving and Veganwiki about veganism.

Cheap MediaWiki hosting

It's also possible to keep full control over your wiki by setting up an installation with hosting providers. The following offer convenient ways of installing MediaWiki:

  • Dreamhost offers one-click MediaWiki installation through the admin panel, starting from 8.95 US$ per month.
  • Bluehost is another good shared hosting company, also with convenient MediaWiki installation and slightly cheaper, especially if you pay ahead for 3 years.
  • More information

    • Wikipedia has an extended overview of wiki hosting services.

Further reading

Free weed: drugs ain't funny

Hey at least it's not crack

It might sound funny, but there are ways to get free weed if you don't have money. The first thing to add of course it that drugs are bad. You should not use drugs, even if they are free. But if you are going to smoke weed anyway you might as well do so without losing money. Here are some tips.

No money for food

no food in the house and no money

No money for food? If you're in this situation you can try to get free food at the food bank or through appropriating food waste. On Moneyless.org we have quite a few tips to get food without money. There's no reason to starve if you don't have money. On the contrary. You can ask for food and you can search for food.