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Because MediaWiki was designed for open content, it is often not suitable for situations where you want to restrict access to part of the wiki. It can host a wiki on an organization’s internal network, where only insiders see it.
MediaWiki has been designed to serve very high-traffic websites such as Wikipedia. It has been optimized for this use and may not be suitable for smaller sites, where disk space or memory are bigger restrictions than bandwidth.
MediaWiki is not normally a suitable replacement for dedicated forum/blogging software if that is what you are after.
In the above cases there may be other wiki software (or non-wiki software) better suited to your needs.
In addition to the software itself, a standard MediaWiki installation has the following requirements:
In addition, there are various optional dependencies which are required if you want to use certain advanced features.
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