In this tutorial we'll go over the process of upgrading your Media Wiki application. from 1.24.1 to 1.24.2), you shouldn't wait too long before upgrading to a new major release (e.g. New versions have fixes for bugs and problems, new options and features are introduced, there are security improvements, etc. On the page that opens you'll see shown the version of the currently installed Media Wiki, as well as the PHP and My SQL versions that are currently used. Even if you don't do it every time when there's a new minor release (e.g.
Fortunately, there is a way to run the script through your browser.
However, if you choose to install manually, you'll have the option to install the latest version of Media Wiki which Dream Host does not currently offer in the panel.
In the Media Wiki root install, there is a subdirectory named /maintenance which includes various scripts you can run on your Media Wiki application.
Those jobs are stored in database and contain parameters with information about actions it should perform.
It's strongly recommended to run those pending jobs before upgrading the wiki, to avoid them failing in case the parameter specification of those jobs change on the new version.