Mediawiki uploads

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#1

So I’m looking into enabling uploading for mediawiki, which isn’t on by default, but I’m concerned with making it as secure as the site says. Has anybody done this successfully with a shared hosting account that’s willing to give some advice?


In httpd.conf, add these lines:

Alias /upload /…/upload
<Directory “/…/upload”>
Options None
php_flag engine off

Replace “…” with your path name.

My wiki url is sub.domain.net/wiki/, so I’m not entirely sure how to edit the path there. Furthermore, obviously, I don’t have access to httpd.conf, so could I put that in a .htaccess file? And if so, which directory would it go in, the main /wiki one or in /wiki/upload?

Thanks much!


#2

I recently asked about this subject here.

DreamHost said they set the correct permissions for security.

I didn’t have to do anything special to enable uploads except uncomment the $wgDisableUploads line in LocalSettings.php.


Alec Usticke
alec@usticke.org
www.usticke.org
DreamHost


#3

Thanks so much! That certainly makes things easy. And now I feel silly… I completely missed that thread when I searched the forums.