Here is a collection of the key terms regularly used in Moodle. Best to learn them now. It will assist your future learning a use of Moodle. One can't learn the concepts without first understanding the words.
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An electronic collection of information, stored in tables of data. For example, Moodle contains a table of all users in a site. There are many brands of database software, but most people use MySQL.
The place where Moodle can save uploaded files. This directory should be readable and writeable by the web server user but it should not be accessible directly via the web.
A programming language class, method, syntax or API that is no longer important or useful. In due course , it will become extinct.
The dirroot is the name for the directory in which you have installed Moodle. It's a setting in config.php that must be entered correctly.
A name given to a computer or a group of computers. eg moodle.org. You can buy new domain names from a domain name registrar, of which there are many.
To move your files from a server "down" to your personal computer. Also see FTP and upload.
You can download Moodle via the Moodle download page.
Digital rights management (DRM) is the umbrella term referring to any of several technical methods used to handle the description, layering, analysis, valuation, trading and monitoring of the rights held over a digital work. In the widest possible sense, the term refers to any such management.