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Moodle E-Learning Course Development - Third Edition by William Rice

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Installation step 3 – getting and unpacking Moodle

Get Moodle from the official website, http://www.moodle.org/. Go to the Download Moodle page and select the version and format that you need.

Choosing a Moodle version

For a new installation, the latest stable branch is usually your best choice. The last build information tells you when it was last updated with a bug-fix or a patch. This is usually irrelevant to you; the version number determines which features you get, not the build time.

For a production server, do not use the standalone packages mentioned before. They are insecure, because they are meant for use by a Moodle developer for experimentation and development. To make the development of a site easier and faster, security settings that ...

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