Do you want to make a website like Wikipedia? How to start revenue from your Wiki site? Here is the step by step guide. You don’t need any technical skills. If you followed this tutorial, then your own website exactly looks like this screenshot below. (Of course, you can make customization with single clicks using ready-made web elements. It is very easy)
You can create your own Wikipedia like knowledge base website for almost free!
The final website includes almost all the real popular Wikipedia’s functions and features.
There are a few ways to build a Wiki like site. For example using WordPress themes like Wikilogy, Knowledgebase, Knowhow, etc, or Wiki WordPress plugins like BuddyPress docs, Encyclopedia / Glossary / Wiki, etc.
Even many ready-made web applications like Xwiki, Gitit, Notion etc.
But those are outdated, Difficult, less featured and costly too.! Here I guided you the latest, the best & almost free method to make your own Wikipedia website and make money. Ok, Why I don’t start my own Wiki website and making money? Because It takes much time to write a lot of original articles. Here creating a Wiki website is not important, but how do you grow your website is important. You can also use your website for colleges, universities, organizations or any niche subjects like for musicians only or athletes only etc.
Step – 1
1. Get a Good Concurrent Visitors Capacity Hosting
When you are launching a knowledge base website like Wikipedia, then you get a lot of visitors. So you should buy a good hosting that can hold many visitors at the same time without slowing or crashing the site. Google loves original content. After 2020 Google’s broad core algorithm update and Google brain search results dominate, definitely the Wiki like good content with reference sites get higher ranks without any SEO..!
I researched a lot of web hosting that should have the capacity to hold many concurrent users on the website without crashing the site. SiteGround hosting is more stable even from its starting plans.
Go to SiteGround.com (This is 60% OFF Link) or Bluehost
(You can also use Bluehost. This guide applies to Bluehost also. Just follow this guide even you sign up for Bluehost.com. But don’t choose other web hostings. Because most of the hosting companies give you a lot of storage & they say unlimited visitors capacity, But it is not true. They limit RAM, CPU, etc or they slow down the site. Their hosting doesn’t have the capacity to hold more concurrent users than the SiteGround. In 2020, SiteGround & Bluehost are the best hosting services with great support. That’s why I used SiteGround)
Once you clicked the above Siteground link, You will see this page.
& if you expect millions of visitors, then here Siteground offers Cloud hosting, dedicated hosting and very high volume plans. SiteGround is capable to handle your website even you get huge unexpected traffic.
Don’t buy the costly plan, Because if your site gets millions of traffic, then you can upgrade later or transfer to any other hosting. There are many different plans. If you are launching your website publicly then I recommend GrowBig Plan $5.95
If you assume, your website gets less than 10,000 visits per month, then order Startup plan $3.95 But I recommend you to Order GrowBig plan even your website gets fewer visitors. Because you can create many websites and it included backup-restore up to 30 days and more premium features for free. However, If you choose the Startup Plan, then there is no harm. If you get more or fewer visitors, you can upgrade or downgrade the plan at any time.
Once you clicked Order, you will see enter your domain page.
The domain is your website name or URL address. Create your website name. Type any name you want to give your website. You are creating a knowledgebase or wikipedia like website, right? so I think it is better to choose .org or .info or .directory or .training or .education, .guru or .academy domain extension instead of .com, .net etc. The .com is so boring and also most of the .com already taken so it is difficult to get the name you want. Because someone already registered the domain you wanted with .com. You can give names like www.wikimusicians.org, www.NewYorkTourism.info, westernsocial.xyz, www.USAPhotographers.directory, UKpolitics.org.uk etc.
Usually, a domain name costs $10- $15.
Different domain name costs vary a little bit. For .com $15. But .academy like domain little bit costlier than others.
Just enter the details. Give your email properly, because all information & receipt will send to that email after you paid. Choose a strong password with 8 or more characters that included at least one Letter of lower & uppercase, number, and special character. Otherwise, you can’t pay.
If you want domain privacy and hack alert monitoring, you can select it. I don’t think you need the domain privacy & SG site scanner in the beginning. You can get it later. Click Pay Now button.
It takes some time. Once your transaction is completed, you will see “Your order successfully submitted” message. Then go to your email. You will see your hosting account login information. Click login to the customer area.
Once you clicked login to customer area button, you will see enter your username & password fields. Enter & click sign In.. Once you entered, you will see this page.
Don’t select the first & the second option. Click on the third option – “Thank, But I don’t need help” & click proceed.
If you find any options, just skip it & you will see the Siteground dashboard homepage.
2. Access Softaculous
Go to My Accounts, Click Go To cPanel.
Once you entered Cpanel, You will see a lot of options. Click softaculous located under the auto installer menu. (Follow the red arrow)
Once you clicked on softaculous, you will see many software categories.
3. Install MediaWiki Software
Look at the left menu. Click Wikis Tab & click “MediaWiki“, then click Install
Once you clicked on “Install” , then you will see this page. Create your own username & password. Admin username & password are very important. Write down.
Follow the red arrows.
Next click the install button. It may take up to 1 minute. You will see the progress bar. Once the installation finished, then you see your admin login URL. The username & password are the same that you typed above.
You may get a notice like this if your password is weak.
“The following errors were found : The password length should be 10 or more characters”
Create a strong password and write it, because you need it later to login your admin area.
Once the installation 100% completed, then you see this login information page.
Once you entered, then you see Administrative login information. Enter your username & password that you created while you installing the MediaWiki.
Step – 4
4. Read Users Guide and Add topics
Next, you will see the dashboard. You are the admin of your website. You can change anything on your website.
the very first, you must and should read the user’s guide.
Once you clicked the user guide link, you see all the information to manage your Wiki website including settings and everything
You can see a lot of tutorials here. You may need to get familiar with it at least one week. After you read and work with your ready-made Wikipedia like website, then you can start to promote or work on real things as your needs and dreams.
Now you created your own Wikipedia like website
If you get any error while you entered to a login page like this screenshot, then follow below solution
Go to cpanel
then go to -> 1hsoftware main menu -> php version manager
then you see php version. Just update php above 7.3
Now go to your website domain and login.
Go to user’s guide and read it.
Add any topic here.
How to start earning? You can make money from your Wikipedia website.
You can use Google Adsense extension or Admanager extension to generate revenue.
If you feel difficult, then don’t worry. Just create a subdomain and install Dokuwiki. that is very easy.
All the best.
If you got any doubts, comment below & get a response within 24 hours. If you got any problem while you are installing a social website, then you can get support from Siteground. They provide you 24X7 live chat support & ticket system. I suggest the ticket system because you can view it anytime. But in chat, once you close, everything will delete.
All the best.
- How I Created a Social Network Website & Made A Profit In 26 Days
- How To Make A Social Networking Website Like Facebook For Almost FREE! Within 1 Hour [4 Easy Steps]
Hi… I am Jack, Founder/Editor at WebsitebuilderLy, An entrepreneur with 12 years of Website Creation, Management, Marketing Automation & App Development Experience.