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Revision as of 08:26, 14 April 2006

This guide is designed for administrators who have installed Moodle before and need a quick recap or for those administrators who wish to have an overview of the installation procedure before they start getting deeper into it.

Here are the steps


  • Install PHP and required extensions, a supported database such as MySQL and a webserver on the target computer
  • Create a blank database (call it moodle if you like) and create a database user with the appropriate permissions
  • Create a data directory (call it moodledata if you wish) outside of the webserver.
  • Ensure the webserver is the owner of the data folder and give the owner read, write and execute permissions
  • Download Moodle


  • Extract the files and place them in the documents folder on the webserver (or any webserver subfolder)
  • Go to http://yourserver/install.php or http://yourserver/subfolders/install.php to start the installation
  • Download the config.php file from your webserver and place in the moodle root if prompted


  • If you agree witht he GPL license you will be allowed to continue
  • Give your site a name and description
  • Configure an admin account

One last thing

Once you have finished setting up moodle you need to set up cron

That's it! Well done :-)

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