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Containers to ease installation of various Moodle configurations.
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Moodle for Docker

Dockerfiles to ease installation of various Moodle configurations.


Build any of the available containers from the root folder with the following commands:

PHP5.4 + Moodle

docker build -t bencroskery/moodle:php54 php54

PHP7 + Moodle

docker build -t bencroskery/moodle:php7 php7

PHP5.4 + Oracle Client + Moodle

docker build -t bencroskery/moodle:php54o php54o

Oracle + Moodle

docker build -t bencroskery/moodle:oracle oracle


Start a database (MySQL/PostgreSQL) and link it to any of the PHP Moodle containers.
For Oracle use the provided Oracle container with the PHP5.4 + Oracle Client.

  • make sure to connect port 80 to a local port with -p 8080:80
  • to pull the latest Moodle from git add -e INSTALL=true
  • run docker exec my-moodle once the server has started to wipe the docroot and pull the latest Moodle
  • consider linking the docroot to a local folder using -v \local\folder:\var\www\html
  • change the Oracle DB password using docker exec a-oracle ./ password
  • SSH into any of the machines using docker exec -it my-moodle /bin/bash

Examples below:

PHP7 + MySQL with Moodle Install

docker run -d --name a-mysql -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=password -d mysql
docker run -d --link a-mysql:mysql -p 8080:80 -e INSTALL=true --name my-moodle bencroskery/moodle:php7

# Moodle config
# -------------
#   host: mysql
#   name: moodle (can be changed)
#   user: root
#   password: password

PHP5.4 + PostgreSQL with Volume Mount

docker run -d --name a-postgres -e POSTGRESS_PASSWORD=password -d postgres
docker run -d --link a-postgres:postgres -p 8080:80 -v \local\folder:\var\www\html --name my-moodle bencroskery/moodle:php54

# Moodle config
# -------------
#   host: postgres
#   name: postgres
#   user: postgres
#   password: password

PHP5.4 + Oracle

docker run -d --name a-oracle --shm-size=1g bencroskery/moodle:oracle
docker run -d --link a-oracle:oracle -p 8080:80 --name my-moodle bencroskery/moodle:php54o
# Wait a few minutes for oracle to start up
docker exec a-oracle ./

# Moodle config
# -------------
#   host: oracle
#   name: xe
#   user: system
#   password: password
#   port: 1521


SSH into any of the machines using docker exec -it <container> /bin/bash

Change the Oracle DB password using docker exec a-oracle ./ password

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Read more information about the DB's on the MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle.

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Comments (1)
7 months ago

Got error after i ran "docker run -d --link a-oracle:oracle -p 8080:80 --name my-moodle bencroskery/moodle:php54o"

docker: Error response from daemon: invalid header field value "oci runtime error: container_linux.go:247: starting container process caused \"exec: \\"\\": executable file not found in $PATH\"\n".