How To Install Moodle Manually?

Moodle is a great Learning Management System platform and it offers extraordinary functionality. Тhe first step towards building your Moodle website is to install it. Here, in this section of the tutorial, we are going to focus on the manual installation.

Initially, you have to download the latest stable version of Moodle from their official website.

Then, you need to unzip the downloaded file on your computer. Afterward, you simply upload its content via FTP to the server where your hosting account resides. You can find instructions of how exactly do that in this link.

To carry on further with the installation you need to create a database. The process is pretty straightforward and to perform it you need to go to your cPanel. Here you can find the instructions for this procedure.

Then, to begin the installation, just type down the exact URL to the root folder of your application in your browser.

If you have uploaded the content in a subfolder of your public_html folder, you need to type the full URL address in this manner:

yourdomain.com/subfolder

When you do that, you will be redirected to the installation wizard. And these are the steps you need to follow:

First, you need to set the desired language and then press Next:

After you are done with that you must pay special attention to the next page, as there, you have to set the Web address and the directories. Be aware that it is good to know which is the folder in the Data directory section as this is going to be the one where Moodle will store all the content, uploaded by the users. If you are not sure what exactly you need to fill in there – you should read the provided instructions. When you are confident all the specifics are correct just click on Next:

Afterward, you need to choose your database driver, as Moodle supports various types of database servers. After you have chosen your preference, click on Next again:

On the next page, you will be able to put in and set all of the details needed for the database you want to use. As soon as you make sure you have all the correct details filled in, simply click on Next:

One of the final pages will be the Copyright notice, which you should read and then click on Continue:

Finally, you will get an overview of the general information about the version you are about to install and the compatibility of the different components of it. If everything in the Status section is with green OK status, you simply need to click on Continue to finalize the installation process: