Installing moodle on a local machine

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Installing moodle on a local machine

  1. 1. Step by step guide for Windows 8.1 Moodle 2.6.1 vangelis katsigiannakis 1
  2. 2.  Get Moodle Download the standard version of Moodle you wish to install from Moodle.org vangelis katsigiannakis 2
  3. 3.  Get XAMPP Go to apachefriends.org and download XAMPP for Windows. vangelis katsigiannakis 3
  4. 4.  Installing XAMPP Run the installer, eventually you will be presented with an option about where to install the package. We told it to install it in a new folder called C:xampp which XAMPP will create. You could use the browse button to point to a location. Continue with the installation, this will take a while! vangelis katsigiannakis 4
  5. 5.  Launch XAMPP There are several ways to start your webserver. In the folder you installed XAMPP, look for the xampp_control icon. When the XAMPP Control Panel has launched, click the “Start” buttons for Apache and MySQL. When XAMPP start has finished, both Apache and MySQL have been started. vangelis katsigiannakis 5
  6. 6.  To create a MySQL database for your Moodle “site” we will use the phpMyAdmin utility included with XAMPP. To access this launch the web browser of your choice (Firefox is used in this example), type http://localhost/xampp/ in the address bar. The XAMPP default page will be displayed, click the link for your preferred language – we will be using English. vangelis katsigiannakis 6
  7. 7. Check xampp status..it should be as shown below. vangelis katsigiannakis From the menu on the left, click on “phpMyAdmin”. 7
  8. 8. When phpMy Admin has launched in your browser window, enter the name of your database in the “Create new database” field. From the "Collation" drop down list select "utf8_unicode_ci“. Click the “Create” button to create the database. vangelis katsigiannakis 8
  9. 9.  Extract standard Moodle package files. Locate the zip file of the standard install package you downloaded from Moodle.org. Extract the Moodle files to htdocs. A default folder named “moodle” is created with all the Moodle folders and files within it. vangelis katsigiannakis 9
  10. 10.  Moodledata folder. It is a good practice to manually create the moodledata folder. In an standard default install, Moodle will look for it in the top most level of folders on your server, the same level as htdocs, apache, php and those folders. vangelis katsigiannakis 10
  11. 11.  Go to moodle in web browser.  Select language. You have now installed a webserver on your computer. Next you need to get Moodle to install itself. You will use your favorite web browser to do this. The initial install page will ask you to choose your preferred language. In your web browser, type the path to the folder containing the Moodle files in te address bar – in this example it’s http://localhost/moodle/install.php. install.php is a php file inside your moodle folder. vangelis katsigiannakis 11
  12. 12.  Paths for Moodle installation.  MySQL database settings. The paths for your Moodle installation are shown – accept these or amend as desired. In this screen we enter the database settings. The fields are populated with some suggested values. Database user: root 12
  13. 13.  Server check. vangelis katsigiannakis  Moodle install confirmed. 13
  14. 14.  Now you can Moodle You will be asked to create the admin user for your Moodle site. Then as the admin Moodle user, you will be taken to the Front Page settings to start to build your new site. vangelis katsigiannakis 14
  15. 15.  If the Moodle Front Page is rerouting.  If the Moodle Front Page is rerouting. Delete cookies. Delete all files in cache directory and reload. Changed settings on browser to accept third party cookies. delete vangelis katsigiannakis 15
  16. 16.  http://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Windows_installation_using_XAMPP  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_gEQ3DUb9g vangelis katsigiannakis 16
  17. 17. thanks.. vangelis katsigiannakis 17

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