Install WikiJS on your POWER web hosting plan

Find out how to install WikiJS on your POWER web hosting plan

Last updated 4th February 2021


You've subscribed to a Web POWER web hosting plan to deploy Node.js applications, and you want to deploy a WikiJS wiki platform on it.

This guide will explain how to do it.

Find out how to install WikiJS on your POWER web hosting plan.


If you have just started to use your Web POWER web hosting plan, we suggest to have a look at our Getting started with a POWER web hosting plan guide before going further.


Let's suppose you have the default configuration for Node.js hosting:

  • Runtime: nodejs 14
  • Entrypoint: index.js
  • DocumentRoot: www

To verify your configuration, you can use the Retrieve active configuration API endpoint.

Connect via SSH to your POWER web hosting.

Let's begin by going into the www folder and retrieving WikiJS source:

cd www
tar xzf wiki-js.tar.gz
rm -f wiki-js.tar.gz

Create a config.yml file:

port: 3000
  type: sqlite
  storage: database.sqlite
logLevel: info
dataPath: ./data

and rebuild the sqlite3 module:

npm rebuild sqlite3

Make the symlink for the entry point:

ln -fs server/index.js index.js

Then restart your instance and your WikiJS will be online.


Terminal output:

 ~ $ cd  www

~/www $ wget
--2021-02-03 14:50:23--
Resolving (…
Connecting to (||:443… connecté.
TTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 65010291 (62M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: « wiki-js.tar.gz »

wiki-js.tar.gz                100%[===============================================>]  62,00M  19,9MB/s    ds 3,1s

2021-02-03 14:50:28 (19,9 MB/s) — « wiki-js.tar.gz » saved [65010291/65010291]

~/www $ tar xzf wiki-js.tar.gz

~/www $ rm -f wiki-js.tar.gz

~/www $ vi config.yml
port: 3000
  type: sqlite
  storage: database.sqlite
logLevel: info
dataPath: ./data

~/www $ npm rebuild sqlite3 
> sqlite3@5.0.0 install /home/user/www/node_modules/sqlite3
> node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build 
node-pre-gyp WARN Using request for node-pre-gyp https download
[sqlite3] Success: "/home/user/www/node_modules/sqlite3/lib/binding/napi-v3-linux-x64/node_sqlite3.node" already installed
Pass --update-binary to reinstall or --build-from-source to recompile
sqlite3@5.0.0 /home/user/www/node_modules/sqlite3 

~/www $ ln -fs server/index.js index.js

~/www $ mkdir -p tmp

~/www $ touch tmp/restart.txt

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