How to Install Xwiki on Ubuntu VPS Server: 4 Steps - MakeSureHow
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In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of XWiki on your Ubuntu server. For those of you who didn’t know, Xwiki is an open-source enterprise-ready wiki written in Java, runs on a servlet container like Tomcat, Jboss etc. which uses the relational database to store the information.


  1. 1
    First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get upgrade
  2. 2
    Installing XWiki.Run the following commands in Terminal to install XWiki on Ubuntu, via XWiki repository:To can check all available packages in this repository using the following command: apt-cache search xwiki
  3. 3
    You can see on the list that the repo contains packages that can install XWiki with different versions of Tomcat, MySQL and PostgreSQL. We will install XWiki Enterprise with Tomcat 8 and PostgreSQL database server, but depending on your needs, you can select another package. Run the following command:
    • apt-get install xwiki-enterprise-tomcat8-pgsql
  4. 4
    Accessing XWiki. XWiki will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip:8080/xwiki and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.


  • Since all dependencies have to be installed, the installation may take some time. During the installation, you will be prompted to enter a password for the postgresql ‘xwiki’ user.

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