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:
- Access Administration > Server > Maintenance mode.
- 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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