wiki is an editable web site, where any number of pages can be added
and the text of those pages edited right inside your web browser.
Wiki's are perfect for a team of multiple people collaboratively
editing information (Wikipedia is
the quintessential example of this) but a wiki can also be useful to an
individual: as a personal, searchable, versioned, digital notebook.
Imagine storing and editing your to-do lists, bookmarks,
snippets of text, project notes, reference material, images from the
web or anything you wanted on your home computer from anywhere just
using a web browser – no disks, thumb drives, text editors, or file
transfers required. This is possible with a personal wiki.
If you've got a web hosting plan you can install any number of
free wiki packages on your server. If not, it's easy to install a
personal wiki on your home computer to read and write to from any web
browser. In this tutorial, we'll set up a wiki on your home computer so
you'll always have access to a searchable, editable personal notebook.
Notes and disclaimers: Like the previous home server features, keep
in mind that running a server and opening a port on your home computer
is a risky undertaking. Make sure your PC has all the latest security
updates and has been thoroughly scanned for viruses and spyware before
What you'll need:
- A Windows PC 
- A zip utility program (the free 7-Zip will do fine)
- An always-on broadband Internet connection