Wikidot is a comprehensive, well-established and very user-friendly platform for creating wikis, forums and other user-generated resources.
Wikidot has a long-established community of users, and is one of the largest wiki farms around. As a result, it's easy to use, has excellent user help and good security features. An additional benefit is the existence of a sandbox feature, a well-thought out way of giving prospective users a taste of the wiki experience without requiring an account.
To create a wiki of your own, however, you will need to register. The process is very quick and easy, but will require a confirmation email. Once you have an account set up, beginning to create your own wiki with Wikidot couldn't be easier. Even if you are new to the process, it shouldn't take you long at all, with really simple instructions and advice all over the site. The basic Wikidot - with 5 wikis - is free, but there are a variety of pro options with more powerful features.
When you create your own wiki, the domain name will be www.yourwiki.wikidot.com. If you have your own domain, however, you can use this instead. Obviously, Wikidot wikis contain everything you would expect, from easy editing tools to security settings and forum creation to member modification.
Wikidot also has a number of social network-like features that will allow you to connect with other members and receive private messages. Wikidot members also have karma, a reflection of their activity and involvement in the site. You can improve your karma by participating and, as well as generating Wikidot respect, higher karma can sometimes result in extra functionality for high-level users.
In all, Wikidot is an excellent wiki creation platform, especially for beginners and intermediate users. It's easy to get the hang of, and has enough power and functionality to meet most levels of use. The wikis it produces are slick and neat, and the sandbox is a useful tool that will definitely help prospective users.
Taking your first steps in wiki creation? Wikidot is for you!