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Moodle Administration

By : Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner
Book Image

Moodle Administration

By: Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Moodle Administration
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Moodle System Settings

Moodle offers a wide range of system-related performance settings that are set at various places in the Site Administration block.

Path Settings

There are three operations that Moodle performs regularly. They can either be run using Moodle's internal routines coded in PHP or, alternatively, by native versions of each function provided by the host operating system. The second approach is significantly faster as it reduces the load on your server, but is only supported in Unix environments. The three programs that can be run using external programs are:

  • Zip (for compressing files)

    This will accelerate backups and manual zip operations.

  • Unzip (for uncompressing files)

    This will accelerate restore and manual unzip operations.

  • Du (for listing directories)

    This will accelerate the displaying of directory content, especially if it contains a lot of files.

To enter the system paths for the three programs, go to Server | System Paths in the Site Administration block:

On most...