Download the latest version of Wiki.js


Extract the package to the final destination of your choice:

mkdir wiki
tar xzf wiki-js.tar.gz -C ./wiki
cd ./wiki

Rename the sample config file to config.yml:

mv config.sample.yml config.yml

Edit the config file and fill in your database, redis and port settings:

nano config.yml

For SQLite installations only: (skip this step otherwise) Fetch native bindings for SQLite3

npm rebuild sqlite3
Run Wiki.js
node server

Wait until you are invited to open to the setup page in your browser. Complete the setup wizard to finish the installation.

Run as service

There are several solutions to run Wiki.js as a background service. We’ll focus on systemd in this guide as it’s available in nearly all linux distributions.

  • Create a new file named wiki.service inside directory /etc/systemd/system.
vim /etc/systemd/system/wiki.service
  • Paste the following contents (assuming your wiki is installed at /var/wiki):

ExecStart=/usr/bin/node server
# Consider creating a dedicated user for Wiki.js here:


Reload systemd

systemctl daemon-reload

Run the service:

systemctl start wiki

Enable the service on system boot.

systemctl enable wiki

Note: You can see the logs of the service using journalctl -u wiki