How to install Moodle
Assuming you have web hosting sorted, this article describes the installation process.
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moodle-latest-33.tgz (34.7 MB)
Here are the initial steps...
- Create an appropriate subdomain (eg. moodle.yourdomain.com).
- Create a new MySQL database (eg. call it moodle).
- Browse to the Moodle website.
- Click the Downloads menu.
- Click the button centre page for the latest release (MOODLE 3.3+ at the time of writing this article)
- Download either the tgz or zip file for the latest stable version.
- Upload and extract the moodle-latest-33.tgz file into the root directory.
- Browse to your new subdomain (eg. http://moodle.yourdomain.com).
Note that for this installation, I'm using PHP 7.0.16.
- Choose installation language and click Next.
- Choose Web Address, Moodle Directory and Data Directory. Default entries will probably suffice.
- Choose a database driver. (e.g. Improved MySQL).
- Enter details for the Database name, Database user and Database password. Click Next.
- Database Host will usually be localhost.
- You can typically leave Database Port and Unix Socket fields empty.
- Contact your database administrator to discover these settings if required.
- Click Continue to confirm that you have read the copyright notice.
- Click Continue if your server environment meets all the requirements.
- You may find at this stage that you get an The operation timed out while waiting for a lock. error.
- If you refresh the page, the Plugins check page will appear.
- Click Continue.
- Enter all details for the administrator account and click Update profile.
- Enter the Front page settings and click Save changes.
You are now ready to start configuring your Moodle site.
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