Complete install packages for Windows
Complete install packages are available from Moodle.org's Windows download page and from bitnami (for newer Windows versions). The packages are designed for new installations on a standalone computer. The complete install package can be used on a server, but it is not recommended that it be used as a production site. Please note Moodle.org's Standard install packages only contain the Moodle code.
This document provides instructions for using the Windows packages. Separate instructions are available for Mac OS X packages.
The complete install packages allow Moodle to be installed, along with the prerequisites that includes a web server, Apache, database, MySQL, scripting language, PHP, an administration tool, phpMyAdmin and Moodle all wrapped in the Xampp-lite shell. Several versions of the complete install package are available. The instructions on the download page provide guidance on which version is likely to be most suitable.
In short, complete install packages are designed to create a matched webserver and Moodle site on a standalone computer with minimal effort.
These packages contain Moodle plus all the other software needed to make it run on Windows: Apache, MySQL and PHP. They are built using XAMPP.
See the documentation Complete install packages for Windows for details.
Note: The installer program in these packages has been known to trigger false alerts from some anti-virus programs. Please be assured that these warnings are false positives: the packages here are completely virus-free.