I managed to enable ShortURL on MediaWiki with the No root access solution.
I think the attached steps 3 and 4 from the recommended Method are not configurable for us, since we have no acces to the httpd.conf …
Is this right? The alternate method has some restrictions, so de recommended would be better…
3. Edit httpd.conf to contain the rule Alias /wiki /path/to/your/wiki/index.php. Note that the second path is relative to the filesystem root, not the web root! This might be, for instance, Alias /wiki /var/www/w/index.php, if /var/www/ is your web root. This ALIAS configuration is a minimum configuration, see Apache configuration for further options.
4. Make Apache reread its configuration file (gracefully restart). You might use, for instance, apachectl graceful or a similar command as root, or use features of WebHost Manager or similar software.