Deploy Moodle With Docker
Minimum Hardware Recommendations
- 1 vCPU
- 2GB Memory
Run the following commands to download the docker images we will be using later. Whilst that is downloading, open another shell and proceed with this tutorial.
docker pull mariadb:10 docker pull bitnami/moodle:3
Docker Compose File
Copy the following code and put into a
docker-compose.yml file on your server. **Be sure to change the
MOODLE_DATABASE_PASSWORD variables (which need to match each other).
version: '2' services: mariadb: image: 'mariadb:10' container_name: db environment: MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD: 1 MYSQL_DATABASE: moodle MYSQL_USER: moodle MYSQL_PASSWORD: moodlePassword volumes: - $HOME/volumes/mysql:/var/lib/mysql moodle: image: 'bitnami/moodle:3' container_name: moodle environment: MOODLE_USERNAME: programster MOODLE_PASSWORD: thisIsMyMoodleLoginPassword MOODLE_EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org MARIADB_HOST: db MARIADB_PORT_NUMBER: 3306 MOODLE_DATABASE_USER: moodle MOODLE_DATABASE_NAME: moodle MOODLE_DATABASE_PASSWORD: moodlePassword ALLOW_EMPTY_PASSWORD: "no" ports: - '80:80' - '443:443' volumes: - $HOME/volumes/moodle:/bitnami' depends_on: - mariadb volumes: mariadb_data: driver: local moodle_data: driver: local
Run the following command to start your containers.
Watch it for a while and eventually you will see:
db | 2020-03-21 20:03:10 8 [Warning] Aborted connection 8 to db: 'unconnected' user: 'unauthenticated' host: '172.20.0.3' (This connection closed normally without authentication) moodle | mysql-c INFO Found MySQL server listening at db:3306 moodle | mysql-c INFO MySQL server listening and working at db:3306 moodle | moodle INFO Running Moodle install. Please be patient...
Just keep waiting, preferably watching htop/top for when the CPU calms down.
When your CPU does calm down, navigate to your server's hostname or IP in your browser and you will see your moodle site.
Click the login links and enter the values for the
MOODLE_PASSWthisIsMyMoodleLoginPasswordORD that you set earlier in your docker-compose file.
You should now be logged in as an admin and can manage the rest through the web UI.
First published: 21st March 2020