I want to set up moodle on an academic server running windows 2000 and iis.
I read about getting php/mysql at http://moodle.org/doc/ (Apache, mysql,php) and I downloaded EasyPHP and did the install.
I didn't realize I was installing apache in addition to php and mysql but when I look at the directory structure I do see a directory for apache.
It would be ok to use apache instead of iis but I don't know what to do next. The site is still up and running (http://coral.wcupa.edu ) but I can't tell which web server is running. I know the server hasn't been rebooted yet (I just did all this a few minutes ago). I'm afraid of what will happen when it is rebooted. I renamed the apache to zzzzapache hoping that might block it from running and interferring with the current state of affairs with iis.
I don't know what to do next ... how to proceed to get stuff running. It doens't look as thought mysql andphp are running. School is in session and I'm worried I'll mess things up and the students won't have access to their online environment (currently a patchwork of cgi scripts for calendars, webboards, etc)
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!
If you have content out there on the current iis site, I say don't mess with something that works. There is nothing to stop a migration later, but for the time being, why don't you run the Apache server on a different port (like 81). I am not familiar with EasyPHP, but you should have an httpd.conf file in there somewhere to allow you to change the default port.
You can then direct students to the site http://coral.wcupa.edu/moodle:81
> If you have content out there on the current iis site,
> I say don't mess with something that works. ... why don't
> you run the Apache server on a different port (like 81).
Oh but, I *want* to mess with it. I just don't want to break anything and I was hoping someone could help me to mess with it. ALso I'd like to have access to php and mysql for projects in addition to moodle.
Are you saying there's no way to run php/mysql on iis? It must run under apache? Or are you saying there's no way to change over to apache from iis that won't be disruptive to the users? I think I would *much* rather have apache.
many thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.
You can run php/mysql under iis. Lots of folks do it.
You can move the iis stuff to apache too, although there will probably be some minor disruption as you iron out details.
I have had great luck with the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) combo, and my setup now is running pretty well. I would suggest you set up a developmental server and migrate there. Then you can play and it doesn't break anything live. Once it has bugs ironed out, you can swap them over.