Moodle on Windows Azure Websites – Part1

Moodle is leading open-source Learning management system (LMS) .  In this post I will show you how to set  up a Moodle website on Azure using Web Matrix  .

What you will need

  • Web Matrix 2 installed on your local machine
  • A subscription for Windows Azure websites service

Create a local Moodle site :

Open Web Matrix and select App Gallery

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Select Moodle from the list of application shown in Web Matrix

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Web Matrix will install an prerequisites for Moodle on your local machine if there is any missing dependencies .

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Click on “I Accept” to initiate installation on Web Matrix and during the installation you will be  asked to enter a password for the site admin user  (user name is ‘admin’ by default )  and password salt .

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Once Moodle is installed successfully , you should see a message to note the database information for the site .

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Now Moodle is up and running . Click on Run in Web Matrix and you should see Moodle web installer

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Read the license information and click on continue

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Moodle installer will perform a system check to confirm you have all the dependencies it requires

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Moodle installer will set up the database

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Once this is completed you will need to setup an site “administrator” user

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Configure the site for Moodle

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Thats it ! Moodle is up and running on Web Matrix

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4 thoughts on “Moodle on Windows Azure Websites – Part1

  1. I wanted to take some directions for Moodle on Azure ‘best practices’. Any information on this for such a project before, during and after the engagement.

    1. At the moment we only support IIS web server . Note when running on IIS , i recommend to use wincache with any PHP application and use php 5.5 + for better performance.

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