I've only recently begun playing with Moodle and was running it on my own shared web hosting service. I previously had various installs going (2.9 & 3.1) fine but now I'm going for a fresh install but now I'm getting these check errors:
Your database has tables using Antelope as the file format. Full UTF-8 support in MySQL and MariaDB requires the Barracuda file format. Please convert the tables to the Barracuda file format. See the documentation Administration via command line for details of a tool for converting InnoDB tables to Barracuda.
For full support of UTF-8 both MySQL and MariaDB require you to change your MySQL setting 'innodb_large_prefix' to 'ON'. See the documentation for further details.
From searching in the forums this seems to not be an issue unless you are using some very large courses, this is not the case for me, I'm only going to be hosting a few small courses. Is there some way I can proceed without barracuda?
My problem is since I'm on a shared hosting service they are not willing to make the global changes required to mySQL. Do I need to install 2.9 then upgrade to 3.2.2 and ignore these issues?