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2.3.10.6.1. Installing Moodle

You can install Moodle automatically or manually:

Important points:

  • You can install Moodle automatically only on a site with a working domain, correctly directed to the hosting account.
  • If among the versions available for automatic installation, the one you need is not available, use manual installation.
  • Moodle is installed in English. Localization can be done by instructions.

To install Moodle silently, do the following:

  1. Go to "Hosting My sites"And in the site menu click"Installation CMS»:
  2. In the block "Moodle»Click«Set»:
  3. Fill out the form and click "Set»:
    • «Administrator email "- specify the administrator's mail. By default, the field is filled with account mail.
    • «Administrator login "- specify the administrator's login. By default, the standard is substituted in the field admin.
    • «Administrator password "- enter the administrator password or click"Random"To generate it automatically. By default, an automatically generated password is substituted in the field.
    • «Administrator name"- enter the name of the administrator.
    • «Administrator surname"- enter the name of the administrator.
    • «Version CMS»- choose the appropriate version of Moodle from the list.
    • «Language»- select the required language.
    • «Database»- select one of the existing databases, to which the site will be connected, or click "Create DB"To create a new.
    • «Clear database before installation CMS"- checked box means that the selected database will be cleaned beforehand.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete (at the initial stage, you can cancel it with the appropriate button):When the installation is complete, the status will change to “done»:
  5. Check the site is working. To access the admin panel use data specified during installation.
  6. If you need to change the language of the Moodle interface from English to another, use instruction.

You can view the data that was specified during installation by clicking on the button with the gear image:

To manually install the current version of Moodle, do the following:
  1. Download from official site on your PC an archive with the distribution of the latest version of Moodle.
  2. Place the distribution files on the hosting:
    1. Through filemanager or any FTPclient upload the archive to hosting in root directory preliminarily added site.
    2. Unpack downloaded archive with filemanager.
    3. Move the entire contents of the subdirectory moodle in root directory.
  3. Prepare the database:
    • If there is no free database, create new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  4. Install:
    1. Open the site in a browser.
    2. Select the desired language from the list and click "Further»:
    3. Check the file paths are correct and click "Further»:
    4. Select Database Driver "Advanced MySQL (native / msqli)»:
    5. Specify your database connection settings and click "Further»:
      • «Database server"- specify host (server) address databases.
      • «Database name"- specify database name.
      • «Database user"- specify Username (login) Database.
      • «Password"- specify password database user.
      • «Prefix table names"- leave the standard prefix mdl_ or specify any other at your discretion.
      • «Database port"- specify the standard port 3306.
      • «Unix socket connection"- leave the field blank.
    6. Read the copyright information and click “Continue».
    7. After checking all the parameters, several comments may appear. If it will be "site not https"And"mysql_full_unicode_support", Then ignore them and click"Continue»:
    8. Specify the administrator information (they will be used to access the site's admin panel) and click "Continue»:
      • «Login"- specify the administrator's login.
      • «New password»- enter the administrator password.
      • «Name"- enter the name of the administrator.
      • «Surname"- enter the name of the administrator.
      • «E-mail address"- specify the administrator's mail.
    9. After installing all the modules at the very bottom of the page, click "Continue».
    10. Fill in the fields and click "Save changes»:
      • «Full site name»- specify the full name of the site (will be used on site pages and for indexing).
      • «Short site name»- specify the site name from one or two words (will be used for internal settings and when displaying the site).
      • «Description of the main page of the site»- describe the main page (this text will be displayed on the main page of the site).
      • «Default time zone»- select the required time zone.
      • «Self registration"- a parameter responsible for the ability to register on the site (by default, except for"Disable»Other parameters may not be available).
  5. Check the site is working.