How to Install Moodle on Shared Hosting via cPanel

December 30, 2012 12:00 am

For teachers who don’t have much technical expertise but would like their own Moodle installation on the cheap – I created this video tutorial which covers Moodle installation in about 11 minutes. (See more below.)

This video demonstrates how to set up a domain name and web hosting service and then install Moodle using cPanel on shared hosting. This tutorial does NOT make use of a scripting program such as Fantastico or QuickInstall as I believe it is better if the administrator has a little bit of an understanding about what is going on underneath the hood. In addition, when you install Moodle yourself, you are sure to get the latest version with the latest features and security updates.

When used in conjunction with the installation instructions available on the website, this video tutorial will hopefully make the installation process much easier to get through. I know my original Moodle install a few years ago took hours because I got stuck on many simple little things that I just didn’t know. Hopefully this video tutorial will save others from that frustration. Try to pay close attention to the details as they are important. In addition, I suggest you watch this video on full screen for maximum clarity.

One more note before signing off, I created a series of video tutorials about how to install Mahara (an e-portfolio program) as well as a PDF step-by-step guide which contains many screen shots and detailed instructions. Considering that the installation process for Mahara and Moodle are very similar, you might want to visit my website to view the PDF guide and video tutorials as they contain much more information than this short tutorial does. I think you will find it very useful.

This is a demonstration of a Moodle 2.1 installation.