# Wikihost

## Wikihost order

'Wikihost' is a MediaWiki service the IT department provides to the faculties, institutes, departments and research groups at UIB, and other institutions at the UHR sector.

## What is Wiki?

Wiki is a publishing tool where many can participate and contribute with their knowledge and experiences.

• With the Wiki you can produce text information with other people in a simple manner.

Wikepedia is a good example, and Wikihost-service uses the same technology: 'Mediawiki'

• You decide whether the information should be available to all the world or only for your own ‘wiki’ group.
• All changes will be preserved in revisions

that means you get a history of the changes, and you see the content of the wiki-article at any certain time in it's history of changes.

• No information is lost, every change is preserved.
• You can register a “watch” on the wiki-document and you will receive an email each time someone makes a change to the wiki page.
• You can "protect" pages so that only administrators and bureacrats can change the information

## Test a wiki now?

There is a test wiki that everyone can log in and test.

You can't do anything wrong, so please feel free to test.

## Do you want a MediaWiki instance for your faculty, institutes, department or research group?

You will get:

• Your own MediaWiki installation, installed by us, also called a wiki instance
• Manage access controll to other users (if necessary, normally we will provide this)

it is also possible to create accounts for people from other institutions that need to have access

• It is possible to activate Feide so that users from other institutions i UHR can log in and contribute
• The IT department will provide backup of the data in the database
• The IT department will make sure to upgrade when it’s time for new versions

The wiki will be available at:

http://wikihost.uib.no/XXXwiki

Where XXXwiki is the name of the wiki.

### Order a wiki

Please use the following ordering form:

## Extensions

Some have special requests for extensions beyond what is offered.

These wishes can be entered via http://bs.uib.no (stamp the issue with: "extension, wikihost")

We want to offer most of the functionality, but we have to reserve the right to decide whether the extension is installed or not.

## Support

We’re unable to provide support in how to make wiki-pages and how to work in the wiki.

It is recommended that one read through the documentation: