How to Install Moodle in Ubuntu Server?

By dhanyamol.kv | 25th October 2017 | 1 min read

Moodle is a Free and Open-Source Software(FOSS) learning management system written in PHP. We can install Moodle on a standalone platform. Here I would like to explain how to install Moodle in an Ubuntu Server.

Steps to Install Moodle in Ubuntu Server:

  1. Install PHP 5.4 and MySQL in our server.
  2. Then install following libraries,
    sudo apt-get install aspell graphviz php5-pspell php5-curl php5-gd php5-intl php5-mysql php5-xmlrpc php5-ldap
  3. Download latest version of the Moodle from and extract it to the website root folder (if necessary you can create a subdomain).
    sudo wget https://download.moodle.org/stable29/moodle-latest-29.tgz
    sudo tar -xpvzf moodle-latest-29.tgz moodle/
  4. Create a directory named 'moodledata' outside the root directory.
    sudo mkdir /home/health_live/moodledata
    sudo chmod 0777 /path/to/moodledata
  5. Create a database for Moodle.
  6. Install Moodle by browsing the folder, www.sitename.com/moodle.
  7. Follow the instructions to configure Moodle that is, provide the database details, database name, user, password and last but not least create a site administrator account which will have all administration privileges.

Now the installation is complete and you can start using Moodle.