Download Moodle: http://download.moodle.org/
Download WampServer: http://www.wampserver.com/en/ – 64 bit
Change port (I needed to do this, because I was running IIS on 80):
- Left click on the WampServer icon tray, and go to Apache/httpd.conf.
- Search/Replace 80 to 90. Restart all services.
- In /wamp/wampmanager.ini, you can edit the menu options to change the port to 90 for items that you want access to. Search/replace all http://localhost to http://localhost:90.
- Also do this in wampmanager.tpl.
Unzip moodle download to /wamp/www (so /wamps/www/moodle)
Browse to http://localhost:90/ You should see something like this:
Click on the moodle project, and you should get this:
Choose your language and click Next to get:
If the paths are correct, click Next:
Since WampServer installed MySQL, simply click Next:
Note that the default username for mysql in WampServer is root, and the default password is empty. Choose these and use the defaults for the host, database name, and tables prefix. Then click next:
If you didn’t install php extensions, like I didn’t, then you get this:
These extensions are easy to install from the WampServer menu:
Go to PHP > PHP extensions. Check the name of each missing extension, 1 at a time. (It appears that WampServer will restart after each install). When you’re done, go back to your browser and click Reload at the very bottom of the page.
Hopefully, you see this at the bottom of your page:
Click Continue. The system will chug away for a while. Be patient. If all goes well, you’ll get another screen looking something like this:
Click Continue. On the next page you simply fill in information about the admin account.
After that you fill in other settings for your site. And TADA, you are done:
Considering that I have never used WampServer or Moodle before, the fact that I could install this in about an hour is pretty impressive to me.