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Steps to build Dokuwiki server

The following information will be needed:


  • User name = admin/root
  • Real name = Administrator/root
  • E-Mail =
  • Password = ?
  • Documentation License: ?
  • Install Apache and PHP:
apt-get update
apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-gd

NOTE: Apache is configured to run as www-data in /etc/apache2/envvars:

export APACHE_RUN_USER=www-data
export APACHE_RUN_GROUP=www-data
  • Download and Extract Dokuwiki:
cd /var/www
tar xf dokuwiki-382d0ca15f9eeceea6bc3c0c5a145a62.tgz
chown -R www-data:www-data dokuwiki
cd dokuwiki
  • Configure Apache:

If you want Dokuwiki to be your default site for the configured interface simply modify /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default:

cp -p /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-available/default.orig
vi /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default

If you already have a default site simply create a new vhost config file under /etc/apache2/sites-available/dokuwiki and run:

cp -p /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-available/dokuwiki
a2ensite dokuwiki
vi /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/dokuwiki
  • Change DocumentRoot and both <Directory> directives to use dokuwiki web-root
  • Add ServerName hostname.domain line
  • Remove cgi-bin ScriptAlias and <Directory /usr/lib/cgi-bin> directives
  • Change AllowOverride from None to all in <Directory /var/www/dokuwiki> directive
  • Enable Apache rewrite rules:
a2enmod rewrite
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  • Install Dokuwiki:
  • Browse to site URL/install.php
  • Complete the installation form and finish
  • Delete install.php once complete
wiki/qclug_presentations/dokuwiki_install_guide.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/13 04:32 by root