Slow MediaWiki: Optimize to Enhance Performance – Part 1

MediaWiki is a complex and heavy application. If not configured well, it may begin to run (very) slow as the size of website and traffic increases. This tutorial charts out how to optimize MediaWiki installation to enhance performance and make it run faster.

MediaWiki URLs: Short, Clean and Beautiful

Search engines love short and clean URLs. Learn how to change default MediaWiki URLs into short URLs while keeping the default URLs also functional. The solution works using .htaccess and LocalSettings.php files.

Tips: Purging MediaWiki File Cache Pages

Keeping a File Cache can improve performance of a MediaWiki installation. But when you make changes in MW skin, you may need to empty file cache. Learn how.