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Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development by William Rice

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Installation Step 6: The installer script

At this point, you have:

  1. Uploaded the Moodle software to your Web server.
  2. Created a data directory outside of the directory that Moodle is served from.
  3. Created a database for Moodle to use.
  4. Created a user for the Moodle database.

You are now ready to run the installation routine. Moodle's installer script walks you step-by-step through how to set some of the configuration settings, and the creation of Moodle's database tables. But first, some background information.

Configuration settings and config.php

Configuration variables are settings that tell Moodle where the database is located, what the database is called, the database user and password, the web address of the Moodle system, and other necessary information. ...

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