[Xerte] Re: XOT Installation on same Web Server as Moodle

Terry Sullivan Terry.Sullivan at htptraining.com
Mon Mar 18 16:36:31 GMT 2013

Hi Ron,


Your reply was extremely helpful and very much appreciated.


Best regards,



From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ron Mitchell
Sent: 18 March 2013 16:20
To: 'Xerte discussion list'
Subject: [Xerte] Re: XOT Installation on same Web Server as Moodle


Hi quick responses...


If you have Moodle 2.4 then you have everything required for Xerte
Online Toolkits

I'm just preparing this week's Xerte Friday which is all about
installation etc and the basic requirements are as follows:

Server hardware - Typically Linux or Windows

Server software - Typically Apache or IIS

PHP 5.2 or later 

Database software - MySQL only

It sounds like you will have all those and upgrading those components in
future is unlikely to cause and problems for Xerte

XOT does not require XAMPP indeed XAMPP is not recommended for a
production server only for local development

XOT works extremely well together with Moodle in fact if you don't have
access to LDAP for authentication then your best option is to install
Xerte inside the Moodle installation and use Moodle for authentication.
There is a readme file in the xerte download describing how to do this.




From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Terry
Sent: 18 March 2013 15:46
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] XOT Installation on same Web Server as Moodle


Dear Xerte members,


I am a VLE Developer working for a Work Based Training Provider called
HTP Training and I should be grateful if you could answer a query I have
and offer any advice you think may be relevant.


We are currently running Moodle 2.4 and looking at using Xerte in the
future as part of our content development strategy.


Although we host our Moodle site in-house on our own server we employ a
third-party IT company to provide operational support for the hardware
and its operating system (Linux). They also handle installation of new
software and PC support.


We asked our IT company to install the "Xerte Online Toolkits" and they
replied with the following comments:-


"Xerte online tools uses many of the same processes and packages as
Moodle and I would worry installing it on the Moodle server, if say
Moodle needed a different level of apache, php, mysql or anything else
it could cause a problem with Xerte or vice versa. Also, looking at the
install instructions Xerte wants XAMPP installing over the top of Linux,
this would likely also break Moodle. This will need another web server
by the looks of it."


We don't have the technical knowledge to evaluate this response and it
would be extremely helpful to me if someone could confirm whether there
is indeed a potential conflict if Xerte and Moodle share the same web
server thus requiring a separate server and whether you can offer any
advice on handling this situation.


Many thanks for your help.


Terry Sullivan



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