Installing Moodle Guide on Windows XAMPP

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4 min readDec 17, 2020

In my previous guide, I wrote a tutorial of installing Moodle learning management system (LMS) on my preferred server operating system (OS) for general users Ubuntu, a Debian based Linux. If you really do not want to try Ubuntu and go ahead with Windows, here I provide a tutorial that was my undergraduate assignment in 2013. Yes, it is behind times but they are still similar where you can maneuver the difference yourself. Another side, if this tutorial does not serve as a guide, then it can serve as a memory for those who are curious of how XAMPP 1.8.1 and Moodle 2.3.2 is back then.

Download XAMPP on , and install. Open the control panel if already install, apache and mysql is necessary for localhost.

Figure 1. XAMPP control Panel version 3.1.0

Open your browser and type http://localhost, if succeeded it should look like below.

Figure 2. XAMPP Localhost frontpage

Open http://localhost/phpmyadmin Go to database and add your moodle’s database.

Figure 3. adding moodle’s database

Download Moodle at and extract them to C:xampp\htdocs

Figure 4. extracting moodle folder to localhost

On your browser open http://localhost/moodle and follow the installation which should be similar to my previous guide with just different version.

Figure 5. moodle installation choose language



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