I have just installed Moodle in my Powweb hosting (1.9.2+ version) after overcoming some problems. I have found great help in this forum spread along different messages.
I have collected these tips in order to help newbies like me in installing this wonderful learning management system in a Powweb hosting (in addition to official Moodle documentation):
- Create a database in Powweb control panel and write down the database name, database login, password and location (control panel will show you db location once created)
- Enable CGI scripting in Powweb control panel (you will have to wait until change takes effect).
- Create a directory with file manager called "phpsessions" (or something similar) at the same level as "htdocs"
- Edit your php.ini file and update the "session.save_path" variable to the path of the directory that you created before. For example if your documents path is:
the phpsessions path will be:
- In php.ini, disable the register_globals variable:
register_globals = Off
- Save php.ini changes.
- Create a directory called moodledata at the same level as htdocs
- Download the moodle package from www.moodle.org
- Unzip in your PC the package (it will create a moodle directory with all the files.
- Use a ftp client and upload the unzipped moodle directory into your htdocs directory of the server.
- Open with your browser the moodle directory. It will be something similar to: www.mydomainname.com/moodle.
- The moodle install will begin.
- When the install application ask you the database name, database login, password and database path, write the values you took before (Moodle won’t find the database file if you leave "localhost" as path; you have to put the full db location).