It can also serve as a first-time primer for using and communicating with a Linux server.
However, this guide is NOT an example of effective server management.
MediaWiki is a chore to set up and use, but I love its versatility too much to not have one for my own.
Install VirtualBoxsudo apt-get install virtualbox
Download TurnKey MediaWikihttps://www.turnkeylinux.org/mediawiki
Set Up Your Virtual ServerOpen the downloaded file with Virtualbox.
Follow guided steps to create usernames and passwords.
Start and Stop VM from a Script or Launcher IconYour VM's name is in VirtualBox. Open VirtualBox, and select the VM. It appears on the right next to "Name:"
VBoxManage startvm "vm name" --type headless
VBoxManage controlvm "TURNKEY MEDIAWIKI" acpipowerbutton
See Your Wiki From Your BrowserType your the VM IP address into the browser.
Interact with wiki by creating a user and a new page.
Interact With Virtual Server RemotelyMove a new logo to your server via scp.
Log in to edit LocalSettings.php via ssh.