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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: 1and1 MySQL installation.

I have also succeeded in an initial installation of Moodle on 1and1.com (25 October 2012), though it took a bit of doing. The 2.3 version wouldn't install because 1and1's version of MySQL was not recent enough, so I installed Moodle 2.2.5+. Here are my steps.

I uploaded moodle-latest-22.tgz to my 1and1 directory.

I used SSH to get to a command line and I extracted the files using

tar -zxvf moodle-latest-22.tgz

I established a moodledata directory. I saved the following line to an .htaccess file in that directory.

deny from all

To use the latest version of PHP I saved the following line to an .htaccess file in my moodle directory.

AddHandler x-mapp-php6 .php

In my moodle directory I renamed config-dist.php to config.php. I inserted the following values onto config.php.

$CFG->dbtype    = 'mysqli';
$CFG->dbhost    = 'db#########.db.1and1.com'; 
$CFG->dbname    = 'db#########';  
$CFG->dbuser    = 'dbo#########'; 
$CFG->dbpass    = '#####';
 
$CFG->wwwroot   = 'http://myurl.com/moodle';
$CFG->dataroot  = '/homepages/7/d#######/htdocs/moodledata';

(Of course, in your installation you would substitute your own values for the hash marks. Most of the info can be garnered easily from phpMyAdmin.)

Then I started the web installation from http://myurl.com/moodle.

From that point on installation proceeded smoothly, which took five or ten minutes.