Simplify e-Learning with Chamilo Learning Management System (LMS). Use the Chamilo 1-Click App to quickly deploy your own LMS so you can create and host online courses and let thousands of students learn freely or through PayPal purchases. Generate badges, certificates and reports on your learners/students learning progress.

Chamilo is brought to you by The Chamilo project, a group of people and organizations that develop or use the Chamilo software and have the Chamilo association, a legally registered non-profit organization (in Spain) that aims to “increase the availability of quality education around the world”

Software Included

Package Version License
Apache 2.4 Apache
MariaDB 10.0 GPLv2

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

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Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the Chamilo 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB Chamilo Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "chamilo-18-04"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying Chamilo

  1. Create your Chamilo 1-Click App and when running, visit in a browser, e.g., http://your_Droplet_IP
  2. Connect as admin using the default credentials: admin / DigitalOcean
  3. Change your password and other details by going to the right drop-down user menu, clicking on the admin username, then clicking on the pencil icon under the user picture.
  4. To change the URL/domain, just point your DNS to the server IP of this new VM
  5. To reconfigure with HTTPS, simply use the DigitalOcean guide on setting up HTTPS with Letsencrypt on Ubuntu and ensure your Apache VirtualHost continues to point to /var/www/chamilo/www/
  6. You can learn more about using Chamilo at