How to Create Own Online Learning Management System Using Moodle in Linux

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13 Responses

  1. Kiran Joshi says:

    Very transparent guide on installing and configuring Moodle on Linux. Courses creation features are also easy to progress. Thanks for great explanation. I was searching for Litmos and came here. Along the search, I came across with Teachr. What is your review on this as many people are saying that it is very good.

  2. Yusufu says:

    Hi, Please, I need a complete guide on installing and configuring Moodle on Linux or windows. I intend using it locally for computer based test, however, If I can an idea to run it on the internet that will be fine as intended extending it to distance learning student

    • Ravi Saive says:


      This guide is complete with all the steps needed to setup Moodle on a public domain, just check and give it a try to setup.

      • Yusufu says:


        Many thanks for the information. I will try the procedure.

        Please, for now I only need to install and configure Moodle on LAN to be used local for CBT for my student, will this guide help?

      • Yusufu says:

        Sorry, I really wat to know the advantage or disadvantages of installing Moodle on windows and Linux. Which one do you recommend. Are the installation process the same?

        • Ravi Saive says:


          You can check out advantage and disadvantage of Moodle at official site, and about installation instructions, I suggest you to go for Linux, because this article only shows Linux installation, and Windows installation steps are different.

  3. Earl Ramirez says:

    I was not able to create the ‘moodledata’ directory; after setting SELinux to permissive, I was able to. I was getting the following error, “Data directory (/var/www/moodledata) cannot be created by the installer. I had to add SELinux label to the /var/www/moodle directory and I was able to proceed. semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t /var/www/moodledata.

    Thank for the tutorial though.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yes that correct the installer won’t able to create ‘moodledata’ directory if SELinux set to permissive, that’s the reason either you’ve to disable it or set SELinux rule on httpd to allow modifications to directory..

      Thanks for the tip..:)

  4. Jalal Hajigholamali says:

    Thanks a lot.
    STEP five(5) is Missing !

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