Hi (another moodle newbee!!)
Sorry but I can see that this topic has been raised several times!
I understand that when I install moodle that the moodledata folder should be located outside the publically available area. However in all the help I've found it relates to the public_html and www folders.
When I go into the CPanel with my hosting company (or ftp) I only see a '/' root folder and then the subfolders that I add. At the moment I have moodle located at '/moodle' and moodledata at '/moodle/moodledata'.
'/moodle' is accessed via "http://vle.somedomain.co.uk" and works fine but I'm sure the location of moodledata is wrong so where should it be? I can setup protected directories with the CPanel. Is this something I should be using?
Thanks for any advise