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NOTE: Full installation instructions may be added later. This is just some helpful tips to get you started in installing Moodle.

Moodle requires a few tweaks to your account before you can install it:

Changing your PHP Version

First, you'll need to ensure that you're running at least PHP 5.3 on your site. We have a page on how to select your PHP version.

Changing your database language settings

Next, Moodle requires its database tables to be created with UTF-8 support. To do this:

  1. create a new database, as normal, and then click on the Edit Tables icon next to it.
  2. in this new window, click the name of the database in the left column (next to the line that says information_schema)
  3. now, click the Operations tab at the top
  4. One of the boxes will be labelled Collation:. Scroll through this list and find the option named utf8_general_ci. Select this and click the Go button.
  5. You should see a notice at the top of the screen that says that Your SQL query has been executed successfully.
  6. Close this window, and continue with the Moodle install.