Downloading and Installing
The first step is obvious but I decided to include it anyways just in case someone out there needed an example of how I set up my configuration.
I went to the official MediaWiki website to download the latest MediaWiki .tar.zip.
I used the LTS version of MediaWiki for their long term support. I want this project to be up as long as possible.
We are going to download the tar.gz file for Mediawiki.
sudo wget https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.31/mediawiki-1.31.3.tar.gz
3. Extract and Move
We are now going to extract the tar.gz into our current directory.
sudo tar -zxvf mediawiki-1.31.3
And now we are going to move it from out current directory to our
/var/www directory so we can serve it as a web page.
sudo mv mediawiki-1.31.3 /var/www/MediaWiki
This command moves it to the
/var/www folder and renames it to an easier to remember name "MediaWiki".