I have uploaded the moodle files to yahoo (standard hosting). Should I rename index.php to index.html? Nothing appears in the browser when I try to look up my site. I'm not sure what to do next. I'm not very technically adept. Is anyone else using yahoo hosting for moodle or knows what needs to be done? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Ron.
I have not yet installed Moodle successfully, but will offer these clues... You don't need to change .htm to .html--that's not the problem. You do need to read the requirements in the documentation and be sure your server supports them. Does "Standard Yahoo" hosting support php and mySQL (or some other type of database)? Double check your server specs and read the Installation Instructions carefully. All the best!
we are just about testing Moodle also on Yahoo. In this case it is the Web Hosting Professional plan. It works, however once we have faced with difficult problems, the mysql database has collapsed two weeks ago and we had to reinstall Moodle. But it works (except uploading photos by now). You can see it at: www.moodle.disabilityknowledge.org. I do not belong to "knowledgable folks" either, but if I have any positive (or negative) experience in the future, I will happily share it with you.
delete your login name and password, of course
I am also just getting a blank index page
we just test Moodle on http://moodle.disabilityknowledge.org/ . It is a combined English and Hungarian version. We use yahoo webhosting professional plan. It partly works now, as you may see if you visit the site, but I am unable to upload files, not even users' photos yet. (I do not know why, I think I have enough permissions, and GD also installed).
Would you be willing to post the config.php file here (without private information such as the database login) so that I can see how mine differs? This would allow other yahoo users to compare too.
Open the file in Word or Wordpad or Notepad (assuming you are using Windows). Search the file for dbuser and dbpass (they are towards the top) and erase those two entries. Then SAVE AS a text file with a different name (so as not to overwrite the correct file). To make life easier save it as config.txt
Then using the Attachment area that is part of the reply page, just below the window for typing in the reply, attach the file.
I think that should work