It's Christmas and everybody gets presents. And so do you . This post will explain how to get 100% free PHP hosting, including 1.5GB disk space and 100GB free traffic. It also explains how to use a simple script I wrote to download and setup DokuWiki with just a few clicks.
The mentioned Script is called dokuwiki-downloader.php and can be downloaded here. It's just a single PHP script that can be uploaded to any web host. When run in the browser it will automatically download the DokuWiki tarball, extract it and run the DokuWiki installer. It couldn't be any simpler or faster.
Just follow the steps below. Each step has an accompanying screen shot, be sure to check them as well.
splitbrainas my user name.
splitbrain.byethost17.com. Continue to the “Vista Panel” and select the “File Manager” there.
public_htmlfolder and click “Chmod”.
public_htmlto open it.
public_htmlfolder press the “upload” button.
I hope you enjoy your DokuWiki and Merry Christmas to all of you.
PS: I don't have much experience with the suggested hoster. They seem to work fine and should be more than enough for personal or small work group wikis. I wouldn't recommend a free service for enterprises, though.
PPS: The script sets very relaxed (777) file permissions to make sure you can modify, upgrade or delete files via FTP later. DokuWiki's defaults are less permissive. To avoid problems later, I recommend changing the fmode and dmode settings to
0777 respectively in the DokuWiki configuration manager. Since all users' web server processes on the host run as the same user, there isn't much security to gain from restricting the modes.