Getting started with WikiServer
When you unzip the WikiServer distribution, you should have the following directory structure:
If this is in place, simply double-click the WikiServer.exe icon to run the server.
Direct your browser of choice to http://localhost and read on ...
If this doesn't work, or doesn't appear to work, see Troubleshooting below.
Specific instructions for the WikiServer executable can be found at
Enjoy! -- Eddie Edwards
This is WikiServer version 1.00. Additions from 0.95a:
Additions from 0.95:
- Changed icon to represent WikiTed
- Fixed transmission of large files - this is VERY INEFFICIENT, but does at least make it possible
to transmit very large files using WikiServer.
Additions from 0.9:
- Added #, _ and ~ to detected URL characters
- Email addresses are printed without mailto:
A few things to note about WikiServer:
You can check to see if you have a webserver running on port 80 by opening your browser without WikiServer
running and going to http://localhost. If a page comes up, you're running a web server. It is possible, given
Microsoft's default security policies, that you are running a webserver and don't even know it.
- WikiServer attaches to port 80 (HTTP) by default. If you are running another webserver on port 80, WikiServer
will fail to start. This can be fixed using the -p option: e.g.
WikiServer -p81 runs the
server on port 81. You then attach to it using the URL
- WikiServer is a console application. Therefore, by default, it opens a console window when you double-click
on the icon. If you close this window, you shut WikiServer down. If you don't like the window, use
the -c option: e.g.
- WikiServer creates 6 files named "Error400.html" to "Error501.html". The creation of these files is not an
- WikiServer is a TCP/IP application. If you run WikiServer while online, others can access your Wiki. This is
not generally a big deal. They cannot access any files not in the Pages directory. There are no known exploits
for WikiServer. This does not make WikiServer "secure" in any way. I make no guarantees. If you are at
all concerned about hackers, script kiddies or just plain vandals then do not run WikiServer when your
machine is online. WikiServer can however be run safely behind a firewall, for instance within an office
intranet environment. Check with your netadmin that local servers on port 80 are blocked from external