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[1354] Edited on 2008-11-01 23:23:06 by TormodHaugen [Removed HomePage link]


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[1192] Edited on 2008-10-31 16:40:27 by TormodHaugen [any webserver, PHP link]


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In order to install WikkaWiki you need a web server (like Apache), MySQL and PHP avaliable on the stick. This is made quite easy with the availability of packages containing these programs, known as WAMP when made for Windows systems and LAMP when made for Linux systems. Similar packages exists for most systems.
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In order to install WikkaWiki, you need Apache, MySQL and PHP avaliable on the stick. This is made quite easy with the availability of packages containing these programs, known as WAMP when made for Windows systems and LAMP when made for Linux systems. Similar packages exists for most systems.


[1191] Edited on 2008-10-31 16:38:09 by TormodHaugen [minor structural changes]


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Safety

To ensure that data isn't corrupted or lost, remember to always stop the servers and safely unmount using Unplug/Eject icon in the system tray before removing the removable media.
Take backup regularly, especially if you are putting lots of work into content and/or customization.
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Considerations

Always stop the servers and safely unmount using Unplug/Eject icon in the system tray before removing the removable media.
Take backup regularly, especially if you are putting lots of work into content and/or customization.

Safety




[1190] Edited on 2008-10-31 16:30:34 by TormodHaugen [added link]


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By "Stick" we mean the type portable disk drives known as USB stick, USB keys, thumbdrives, keydrives and the likes. The installation and running of a wiki will also apply for other types of removable media.
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By "Stick" we mean the type portable disk drives known as USB stick, USB keys, thumbdrives, keydrives and the likes. The installation and running of a wiki will also apply for other types of removable media.



[1189] Edited on 2008-10-31 15:33:23 by TormodHaugen [rewrote page]


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Wiki On A Stick


See also:
Portable WAMPs:

By "Stick" we mean the type portable disk drives known as USB stick, USB keys, thumbdrives, keydrives and the likes. The installation and running of a wiki will also apply for other types of removable media.
In order to install WikkaWiki, you need Apache, MySQL and PHP avaliable on the stick. This is made quite easy with the availability of packages containing these programs, known as WAMP when made for Windows systems and LAMP when made for Linux systems. Similar packages exists for most systems.
Be sure to pick a portable version of the package, so that it has all the configuration it needs written to the USB stick.

Installation

Installing WikkaWiki on portable media is as easy as installing a portable version of a WAMP/LAMP package, and then following the normal installation instructions from that point out.

Considerations

Always stop the servers and safely unmount using Unplug/Eject icon in the system tray before removing the removable media.
Take backup regularly, especially if you are putting lots of work into content and/or customization.

Safety

If you lose your USB key, the wiki contents are available to anyone finding it. Think twice before putting any sensitive information on it, or at least consider encrypting the drive with an encryption program. This will most likely require you to mount the encrypted drive and providing your credentials before being able to run the server programs.
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Wikka Wiki On A USB Stick (or Thumbdrive)

NOTE
This feature is available since:
WikkaWiki 1.1.6.0

 

Okay, maybe this is old-hat to some, but I just came across a WAMP (windows-apache-mysql-php) server that is darned TINY... so tiny it will easily fit on a thumbdrive. In fact, it'll fit into less than 4 MB they say (at one place)... although my implementation was 17 MB.
Anyhow, it installed flawlessly AND, I might add, amazingly simply. (basically, run the exe) It comes with a "configuration" screen that includes an admin pgm for mysql and the simplest of instructions. It has PHP5, altho' I regressed to PHP4 (which they also provide an install file & very straightforward instructions for).
Okay, the news for wikka fans, Wikka 1.1.6.0 installed simply and flawlessly. I used the mysql manager to setup a database and a user account, provided that info for the wikka config file, removed .htaccess in wikka root (I didn't spend time figuring out why that was necessary to get it to run), and wikka worked like an absolute charm. Anyways, check out The Uniform Server....having wikka run on any windows system you want it to using server on a THUMBDRIVE is as amusing as heck. Have fun folks!!!
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[625] Edited on 2008-02-01 04:57:20 by YanB [1.1.6.0]


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NOTE
This feature is available since:
WikkaWiki 1.1.6.0



[378] The oldest known version of this page was created on 2006-12-27 12:34:39 by YanB [needs thorough reviewing!!!]

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Wikka Wiki On A USB Stick (or Thumbdrive)


 

Okay, maybe this is old-hat to some, but I just came across a WAMP (windows-apache-mysql-php) server that is darned TINY... so tiny it will easily fit on a thumbdrive. In fact, it'll fit into less than 4 MB they say (at one place)... although my implementation was 17 MB.

Anyhow, it installed flawlessly AND, I might add, amazingly simply. (basically, run the exe) It comes with a "configuration" screen that includes an admin pgm for mysql and the simplest of instructions. It has PHP5, altho' I regressed to PHP4 (which they also provide an install file & very straightforward instructions for).

Okay, the news for wikka fans, Wikka 1.1.6.0 installed simply and flawlessly. I used the mysql manager to setup a database and a user account, provided that info for the wikka config file, removed .htaccess in wikka root (I didn't spend time figuring out why that was necessary to get it to run), and wikka worked like an absolute charm. Anyways, check out The Uniform Server....having wikka run on any windows system you want it to using server on a THUMBDRIVE is as amusing as heck. Have fun folks!!!


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