Common Issues faced during Moodle Windows installation using XAMPP
1. Do not have permissions to create a database or MySQL database is too old.
Xampp uses the Mariadb database (based upon MySql), if during installation above issue occurs then:
a. go to the c:\xampp\htdocs\moodlel\config.php file b. Change the database line to $CFG->dbtype = 'mariadb';
2. After installation, an error comes “This webpage has a redirect loop” error
After fresh installation of moodle sometimes it redirects to http://localhost/moodle/admin/index.php?cache=1 and a blank screen appears.
To resolve this issue: Delete all the data from moodledata folder, then try to open localhost/moodle in your browser.