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How to Install Moodle on Shared Hosting via cPanel

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For teachers who don’t have much technical expertise but would like their own Moodle installation on the cheap – I created this video tutorial which covers Moodle installation in about 11 minutes. (See more below.) This video demonstrates how to set up a domain name and web hosting service and then install Moodle using cPanel on shared hosting. This tutorial does NOT make use of a scripting program such as Fantastico or QuickInstall as I believe it is better if the administrator has a little bit of an understanding about what is going on underneath the hood. In addition, when you install Moodle yourself, you are sure to get the latest version with the latest features and security updates. When used in conjunction with the installation instructions available on the website, this video tutorial will hopefully make the installation process much easier to get through. I know my original Moodle install a few years ago took hours because I got stuck on many simple little things that I just didn’t know. Hopefully this video tutorial will save others from that frustration. Try to pay close attention to the details as they are important. In addition, I suggest you watch this video on full screen for maximum clarity. One more note before signing off, I created a series of video tutorials about how to install Mahara (an e-portfolio program) as well as a PDF step-by-step guide which contains many screen shots and detailed instructions. Considering that the installation

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7 Comments… add one

diegofernandobo November 28, 2011, 11:06 pm

excelente video

darwazeht November 28, 2011, 8:55 pm

@cdocalendar thanx for your reply how do I add htaccess file? where do i get it? and where do i add it?
thanx again

mygreatlearningsite November 11, 2011, 12:49 am

Thank you! You kind words were much appreciated!

MrTrainerSpeaker November 10, 2011, 2:47 pm

This is an invaluable resource. I used it for every click and it worked nearly perfectly.

moodlecoe October 11, 2011, 10:21 am

Thanks a lot… XD

mygreatlearningsite August 16, 2011, 3:44 am

@cdocalendar Hi, while those are things you might have to do those are not “steps” in the installation process they are “troubleshooting”. I couldn’t possibly cover everything that might go wrong with any one individual installation. As such, the video assumes you have the correct environment running. If you need to troubleshoot – that is where the Moodle website and your web hosting tech support come in. :-)

cdocalendar August 2, 2011, 4:14 am

Nice video but you forgot a couple of steps. I just signed up brand new on hostgator.

One, you have to add a php.ini file to set globals to OFF.
Two, you have to add an htaccess file to enable php 5.3.5 — otherwise Moodle 2.1 will not install.

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