We (some native languages advocates) want to install a wiki family on AWS EC2 free tier, with languages subdomains (eg en.ourwiki.org, es.ourwiki.org, etc), up to six subdomains, plus a Commons.
The wiki engine we want is Mediawiki, to be installed exactly like Wikisource.org, with it’s core extensions like ProofreadPage, PDF handler, DjVu etc all present.
We had wanted to use a shared hosting but some of the vital Wikisource extensions required specific softwares upload to function, which shared hosting do not permit. We could not afford a dedicated server. We don’t have the technical knowhow to get it up and running either.
We need these wikis so that we could make public domain books available in African languages through collaborative translations by native speakers. Most African languages do not have enough digital materials to encourage reading and writing in them. We hope to tackle this by providing a platform where speakers of these languages can collaborate to produce popular classics in their languages.
We already have a domain name. We want to start with the following languages: Yoruba(yo.ourwiki.org), Akan(ak.ourwiki.com), Zulu(zu.ourwiki.org), Edo (bin.ourwiki.org), Hausa (ha.ourwiki.org) and Igbo(ig.ourwiki.org). We might have to rely on Wikimedia Commons for localising books to these subdomains, rather than install a separate Commons. So the installation will have to take this into account.
(NOTE: ourwiki.org is not the domain name we possess)
We appreciate your help and time.
You can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.