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Moodle Administration Essentials by Karen Holland, Gavin Henrick

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Installing Moodle

We are now going to deal with the specification required for installing Moodle on a Linux server.

Server specifications

Moodle is most typically installed on Linux servers using Apache, MySQL, and PHP, known as the LAMP platform. Hence, this installation combination is the most tried, tested, stable, and supported. This is what we will be using in the coming examples.

Hardware

There is no way to set a requirement for the hardware for a Moodle site without understanding how many users will be using the site and how they will be using it. Moodle is an enterprise system, so be sure that you give it sufficient memory, CPU, and disk space. Active monitoring of the performance can help you identify if more is needed. For the most up-to-date ...

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