Update Star Free and Update Star Premium come with the same installer.
Update Star includes support for many languages such as English, German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Russian and many more.
Originally developed by Magnus Manske and improved by Lee Daniel Crocker, it runs on many websites, including Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons.
It is written in the PHP programming language and stores the contents into a database.
Because Wikipedia is one of the world's largest websites, achieving scalability through multiple layers of caching and database replication has been a major concern for developers.
The software has more than 900 configuration settings Media Wiki is free and open source software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version while its documentation is released under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license and partly in the public domain.
The double square brackets symbolize the syntax Media Wiki uses for creating hyperlinks to other wiki pages, and the sunflower represents the diversity of content on Wikipedia, the constant growth and also the wildness.
Media Wiki's most famous use has been in Wikipedia and, to a lesser degree, the Wikimedia Foundation's other projects. Other public wikis that run on Media Wiki include wiki How and Wiki Leaks.Like Word Press, which is based on a similar licensing and architecture, it has become the dominant software in its category.The first version of the software was deployed to serve the needs of the Wikipedia encyclopedia in 2002.Some highlights for 20.1 You can find the README and the full listing of changes for this service release at The source distribution and binary distributions for Windows can be downloaded from To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program.For installation instructions please consult the README file that is part of the distribution.The site is also used for feature and enhancement requests.