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Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development by William Rice

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Installation Step 5: Creating the Moodle database and user

While the Moodle data directory stores files uploaded by students, and some larger files, the Moodle database stores most of the information for your Moodle site. By default, the installer uses the database name moodle and the username moodleuser . Using these default settings gives any hacker a head start on breaking your site. When creating your database, change these to something less common. At least make the hackers guess the name of your database and the database username.

You should also choose a strong password for the Moodle database user. Here are some recommendations for strong passwords:

  • Include at least one number, one symbol, one uppercase letter, and one lowercase letter. ...

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