A wiki is a website which allows its users to add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser usually using a simplified markup language or a rich text editor. This definition is from Wikipedia, the most popular wiki website in the web today. Based on this definition you can actually start or create your own wiki site. And just like Wikipedia, you can make it one of the most successful and useful websites we have today. So to help you create your own wiki sites, here are three things that will help you get started.
First, before you can create your own wiki site, you need to determine what type of wiki you want it to be. When you search the web for wiki sites, you will see that that there are encyclopedia wikis about specific topic, such as games. And example of this is Final Fantasy Wiki. It is basically an encyclopedia for the Final Fantasy game. But you can also find encyclopedia wiki with all sorts of topics, such as Wikipedia. So decide on the type of wiki that you want to have. This will ultimately establish your wiki, starting from when you create wiki article or create wiki page to people creating their own pages.
Second, when you create your own wiki site, determine if you want to host your own or want to join an already existing wiki community. There is a big difference between the two. As you well know if you want your very own wiki, you will have to pay for the web hosting. You also need your dedicated web server. This can be quite expensive. And aside from the cost, there is also the managing aspect of the website. In other words when you create your own wiki site, there is a matter of investing time and resources on the site. Now if you choose to join a community like website where there are already existing collection of different wikis, then it is less difficult and less expensive. In any case, before you create your own wiki site, research more on the pros and cons of the two. Learn also about what it takes to have them. What you will learn will help you decide the right wiki that you want.
Third, when you create your own wiki site, there are available tools or resources that will let you create your own wiki site. Some of these are free software which you can use to create a wiki like website. Of course there are paid ones which are also equally useful, if not more so. Then there are already ready established and running wiki sites, as discussed above. All you have to do is to create your own wiki pages. Again before you create your own wiki, it is best to learn more about the different tools and resources that are available to you.