Manual install on Windows 7 with Apache and MySQL

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These are instructions for installing on Windows 7 desktop using individual components rather than a one click installer. This is intended only as a testing/evaluation install via 'localhost'. Proper server configuration and security is not considered.

Step 1: Install MySQL

  • Install the MySQL database server on your PC. We will do this using the 'MSI' one-click installer for Windows. Go to and download the 'MySQL Installer for Windows'. At the time of writing this was from a very obvious graphic at the top of the screen (which I missed the first time).
  • Run the installation. Click...
    • Install MySQL products
    • Accept the license
    • Allow the version check (optional)
    • At 'Choose a Setup Type' accept the "Developer Default" and click Next
    • A number of downloads of required software may be identified. Click Execute and follow onscreen instructions to install them.
    • At 'Installation progress' screen, hit Execute - the MySQL software will be installed

Step 2: Install Apache

Step 3: Install PHP

Step 4: Install Git

Step 5: Install Moodle

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