Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learing Environment (VLE). It is a free web applications that educators can use to create effective online learning sites

Moodle requires a few tweaks to your account before you can install it:

Changing your database language settings

Next, Moodle requires its database tables to be created with UTF-8 support. To do this:

  1. create a new database, as normal, and then click on the Edit Tables icon next to it.
  2. in this new window, click the name of the database in the left column (next to the line that says information_schema)
  3. now, click the Operations tab at the top
  4. One of the boxes will be labelled Collation:. Scroll through this list and find the option named utf8_general_ci. Select this and click the Go button.
  5. You should see a notice at the top of the screen that says that Your SQL query has been executed successfully.
  6. Close this window, and continue with the Moodle install.

Setting your Data Directory

When setting up a data directory, Moodle will want a path outside the web server's root. To achieve this, you will want to update your websites document root to the directory moodle was installed into. Such as /web/

Once the document root has been updated, you will then want to create a new subfolder within your websites root (/web/ Such as, /web/

Once created, you should be able to proceed with the installation of moodle on your website without issue.