Suggest a free Wiki for labbing?

DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
I've asked in the past about recommendations for work/study notes. I'm currently using OneNote and stopped using scattered plain text files. I still need to remind myself to put more info down, but it's working so far.

I want to eventually build up my home lab a bit, and instead of general knowledge from work/studying, I want to document my home lab a bit. I'm thinking of using a wiki.

Does anyone have suggestions for a free (preferably open source) wiki product I could use? It'd be awesome if I could self-host it on a Linux instance.

Thanks!
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  • chappys4lifechappys4life Member Posts: 114
    Have you looked at Confluence https://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence ? Its not a straight wiki but does a lot. The you host on a server is $10. I used it for a bit then went back to OneNote.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    To be honest, I'm looking for something almost exactly like Confluence.. but free. haha
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  • kohr-ahkohr-ah Member Posts: 1,277
    Look up dokuwiki or mediawiki. I use dokuwiki at home and we use mediawiki at work. When I setup both they were very straight forward and easy and it looks like wikipedia.

    (Both are free)
  • chappys4lifechappys4life Member Posts: 114
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    To be honest, I'm looking for something almost exactly like Confluence.. but free. haha


    Its $10 and does exactly what you want? Why not just buy it?
  • gkcagkca Member Posts: 243 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I use MediaWiki for home lab and we use it at work as well, very easy to use and configure.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Its $10 and does exactly what you want? Why not just buy it?

    I've come a very long way since I joined this forum. Unfortunately, I'm still at a place in my career (and personal life) where I need to be budget conscious. Especially since this is just for labbing, I'd rather explore free/open-souce alternatives before just shelling out the cash.
    If I don't at least do my due diligence, my labbing and studying fees would quickly start to add up to an unaffordable amount.

    Confluence specifically, instead of being a 1-time $10 fee, is a recurring $10 a month membership + any hosting fees (hardware/cloud costs, power, etc). Also I'm most likely going to be the only one viewing the content (not collaborative).
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  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I currently use MoinMoin at home but I've been thinking about switching to MediaWiki. It just hasn't been a priority.

    If you are looking for a quick and easy install - try the Turnkey Linux build:

    https://www.turnkeylinux.org/moinmoin
    https://www.turnkeylinux.org/mediawiki
  • Kinet1cKinet1c Member Posts: 604 ■■■□□□□□□□
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    I've come a very long way since I joined this forum. Unfortunately, I'm still at a place in my career (and personal life) where I need to be budget conscious. Especially since this is just for labbing, I'd rather explore free/open-souce alternatives before just shelling out the cash.
    If I don't at least do my due diligence, my labbing and studying fees would quickly start to add up to an unaffordable amount.

    Confluence specifically, instead of being a 1-time $10 fee, is a recurring $10 a month membership + any hosting fees (hardware/cloud costs, power, etc). Also I'm most likely going to be the only one viewing the content (not collaborative).

    If you host it, it's $10 as a once off payment. It's well worth it and will look good on your resume as knowing to set it up as well as utilise it. We use it in work and there's no way I'd go back to wikis. You don't need to host it online either, just host it in a vm.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Was thinking the same and ended up just using wordpress : open902.com

    I am not a blogger, but wanted to do the same, share installation guides etc.
    Kinet1c wrote: »
    It's well worth it and will look good on your resume as knowing to set it up as well as utilise it. .

    For what sort of jobs - Never worked in a company where that was even used. Sharepoint on the other hand is used quite often ..
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • chappys4lifechappys4life Member Posts: 114
    gkca wrote: »
    I use MediaWiki for home lab and we use it at work as well, very easy to use and configure.



    If you host it yourself it is a flat $10. You can even run it on your own laptop as it is that lightweight. I understand being cost conscious but if it does everything you want for $10 as one time fee I see it as worth it.

    I used it but in the end I used OneNote as its free and syncs online easily.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Awesome!! I guess I read the pricing details wrong. If it's a one-time flat fee of $10 if i host it myself, I'd definitely, w/o a doubt go w/ Confluence. Might even get it set up this weekend.

    Thanks a lot you guys!
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    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
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