Wiki Hosting is a single server or an array of them that allow the user to streamline the creation and development of individual, independent wikis. With a wiki hosting service, the administration does the following:
- Install core wiki code once on its servers
- Maintains the servers centrally
- Establishes unique space on servers for each wiki's content with the share code to execute its functions
Users and online communities enjoy the availability of both commercial and non-commercial wiki hosting services. Most providers let any user open their own wiki; however, some providers impose certain restrictions. Many wiki hosting providers generate revenue by inserting advertisements. Often, they allow a monthly fee in place of accepting ads.
While deciding on which wiki hosting service provider to go with, most clients keep both technical and general factors in mind. The technical ones are wiki engine, syntax support, editing, features, multilingual support, etc. The general ones are Alexa rank, licensing, presence of advertising, cost, etc.