Installation Settings for Moodle 2.4.1 and later

These are the particular path and database settings to use when installing Moodle version 2.4.1 (or later) on DiscountASP.NET.

The Moodle Installation Wizard will ask you to enter a path for the Data Directory (normally /moodledata). The default Data Directory path that Moodle provides is incorrect. You'll have to enter the correct path to the root directory and add the htdocs directory. Here's an example:

If you're installing in a subdirectory, specify the path after htdocs - e.g. E:\web\YourAccount\htdocs\SubDirectoryName\App_Data.

We suggest that you use an MS SQL server for your Moodle installation. If you use a MySQL database, the database collation must be set to: uf8 – itf8_general_ci (if you use an MS SQL database there is no need to change the collation).

 To change the collation of the MySQL database, you'll connect to the database using MySQL Workbench. Read How to connect to MySQL using MySQL Workbench for instructions on connecting to your MySQL database.

Once Workbench is connected:
  • Right click on the MySQL database.
  • Click "Alter Schema..."
  • Next to "Collation," click the dropdown menu and select "uf8 – itf8_general_ci."
  • Click "Apply."
  • Click "Apply" again on the next screen.
  • Click "Finish."

Once these things are taken care of you can proceed with the normal Moodle installation.

* Note: If Moodle times out at any time during the installation, wait a few minutes (e.g. 5 minutes), then hit the enter key in your browser's URL bar to reload the page.  Most of the time, Moodle will recover and continue with the installation, otherwise, you might have to start over again.