Hi everyone 🙂
For years I have been running Dokuwiki from a Synology NAS. This was very convenient since it saved me from having to learn/know how to configure/maintain a dedicated server and allowed me to use Dokuwiki as a simple app on a box that's already pretty easy to manage.
However, Synology recently announced that Dokuwiki will no longer be supported in their next version of DSM (Synology's OS) that is DSM 7. I guess this is due to Dokuwiki developers no longer "wanting" to provide updated packages for future releases of DSM, right? Probably this has become too much of a PITA for Dokuwiki developers and they estimated that it was no longer worth it. IDK... Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I am wondering what my options are now and which one would be the most convenient.
1) I could not upgrade to DSM 7. Stay on DSM 6.2.4 and then upgrade Dokuwiki via the Upgrade plugin from there. My concerns would be that at some point some kind of incompatibility would make this impossible. Thoughts?
2) I could maybe run dokuwiki on DSM 7 via docker or some other kind of virtualization. However, since I am not at all familiar with these, I imagine that the learning curve would be pretty steep. I also wonder if performance would be degraded regarding transfer speeds etc.
3) I could run Dokuwiki from a dedicated server. However, this would require me to learn how to install and configure such a server (this sounds doable) but also how to maintain it and troubleshoot issues (this sounds more scary to me). Again, I have zero experience with maintaining a server or a database or a website (I have no idea what PHP, Apache, etc mean, yet. Just words I read everywhere...).
4) I could switch to MediaWiki that is still supported on DSM upcoming version, but this would introduce a whole lot of inconveniences, including the need for my users to modify their syntax habits or me having to find out how to use plugins/extensions to restore the features I am currently needing. I guess that's too much of a hurdle.
5) Anything else?
Please let me know what you think about it. Especially if you are also currently running Dokuwiki from a Synology NAS.
Thank you very much in advance for your feedback.