A Wiki is a collaborative website that can be edited by multiple people, usually without having to log in. The encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best known wikis. Ward Cunningham described a wiki as “the simplest online database that could possibly work”.
We’ve recently started a documentation project here at 2020Media. We started out using WordPress, but we’re now trying out a Wiki. WordPress has some advantages like alerting the administrator when comments are made to articles, but the Wiki approach allows us to quickly add new pages and content in the shortest possible time.
As we’re already familiar with Wikipedia (it’s so well ranked on Google it must make the SEO ‘experts’ green with envy) we decided to use the same free software, MediaWiki.
If you’re thinking about a new website, take a look at wikis. 2020Media have hosting plans that are perfect for any wiki website.
EcoServ is a new service from 2020Media, an established UK hosting provider. We use new technologies to lower the environmental cost of server hosting, without sacrificing any of the essential services – power, ping and support. The server we use consumes less electricity than 40W light bulb!
The construction of the newest central london datacentre, Telehouse West, is well underway.
We don’t have to visit the datacentre very frequently, but when we do we’ve been taking the odd photo of the construction work. As you can see, the progress of the build has been impressively fast.
Once complete, this datacentre will be one of the Greenest around. Waste heat (and there’s a lot of that in a datacentre) from the $180 million Telehouse colocation facility will be used in a district heat network for the local Docklands community. It also features solar cells on the roof to help with the massive electricity costs.
They have provided a live feed from two webcams so you can watch diggers and cranes all day if you want.
The fastest and easiest way to install PHP on IIS is using Microsoft’s Web Platform installer. It completely automates setting up IIS, FastCGI and the latest version of PHP from the php.net site. To install it, just click this button:
Also included in the installer are ready packaged popular web applications currently including:
Drupal, DotNetNuke, Photo Gallery, Wiki, SilverStripe CMS, Umbraco and WordPress.
Now we just need Microsoft to add MySQL and we’re sorted!