Maintenance mode

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Maintenance mode.

Location: Administration > Server > Maintenance mode


Maintenance mode is for preventing any users other than administrators from using the site while maintenance is taking place.

When users attempt to access a course when your site is in maintenance mode, they obtain a message informing them that the site is in maintenance mode. If you wish, you can create a customized maintenance mode message, perhaps stating when the site will be available again or giving the reason for doing maintenance.

Note: The front page of your site will appear as normal when your site is in maintenance mode. Users will only see the maintenance mode message when they attempt to access a course.

Setting maintenance mode

To put your site in maintenance mode:

  1. Access Administration > Server > Maintenance mode.
  2. Click the Enable button.

If for some reason the webinterface is not available you can also put the Moodle installation in maintenance mode by creating a file called maintenance.html in the folder called 1 in your moodle data folder. Any text in that file will be displayed to users trying to access anything other than the frontpage.

Template:Moodle 1.9In Moodle 1.9.3 onwards, when a site is in maintenance mode, the link "In Maintenance Mode" is displayed near the top right of each page (except the front page) for admins.

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