I posted this on webapps, but they told me to come here :)

I've been trying to install MoinMoin -wiki on this webserver, where I have no root access. The server doesn't support wsgi, but it does support cgi/fcgi/etc.

I've scoured google for a simple guide on how to accomplish this, but the only guides I found were from the year 2004 or so. Other guides always assumed that one has root access.

So can anyone link a good tutorial for my question or just help me out here?

Your help is appreciated :)

P.S. Sorry if this is the wrong stack -page

edit: It's a Linux server, Ubuntu if I recall correctly cba to check now, as I think it's not relevant.
I want the wiki to end up in my public_html folder so that username.server.com/wiki would point to it.
I don't want to ask for them to open an extra port, though it is possible. I just want to get it over http and port 80.

  • what web server?
    – ooshro
    Feb 21, 2011 at 0:40
  • @ooshro It's an apache webserver
    – deiga
    Feb 21, 2011 at 1:01

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For CGI support you can use Mac description: http://moinmo.in/HowTo/MacOSXwithApacheServer

or Apache on Windows: http://moinmo.in/HowTo/WindowsWithApacheServer

MoinMoin comes as well with its own standalone server implemented in wikiserver.py. You can start it on any non root port > 1024 just via $ python wikiserver.py (by default port 8080)


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