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Avatar MilesDavis 2 post(s)

Hello there,

I just found BitNami via Lifehacker. I’ve been wanting to set up a wiki like MediaWiki for a while, to share info with my wife. We both use Macbooks with 10.5 and do no have a server. I am fairly green to all of this, so I need to know where to start to use the installer.

I assume that I would need to purchase webspace and install it on there, which would then mean it would be accessible from anywhere correct? Could this be password protected for secure information? Do you have any suggestions on a simple and reliable web host for using BitNami with.

Sorry for all the newb questions, I appreciate your help.

M

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

Hi,

The BitNami stacks are made to run in your personal computer. You don’t need any server at all. Just download the stack, and install it in your Macbook. Your wife will be able to enter the wiki using the LAN.

Cheers

 
Avatar MilesDavis 2 post(s)

Thanks Antonio! As I see it, though, she would only be able to enter the wiki over the LAN if my computer is on, correct? Being a laptop, this is sort of problematic… Is there any way to install this on an external hard drive that is available over the WiFi?

If not, perhaps it would be easier for me to dig out my old G3 (purple!) iMac. and hook that up to the router…

M

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

You need some processes running (Apache, MySQL), so you can’t use a hard drive only, you need an operating system to control them. The idea of the G3 is wonderful. Actually, I have a Pentium III at my place working as a server, and including MediaWiki as a service :)

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

Actually the OS X stacks were testing on 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard) operating systems, maybe it is not compatible with your G3.

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