Wanted to know if moodle can be used on Windows OS for a large User base (100000+).
I went through 2 posts related to this.One stated that it 'cannot be used'on a production system.Another stated that this is because of issues related to 64-bit integer numbers', fetching records from db table and size of file.
However it also stated the following :" I don't think that this is true any more as recent Windows versions of PHP7 should support 64bit integers. I am leaving this as a comment rather than editing the statement because I'm not 100% sure that this on its own solves the issue, but people need to be aware that the issue has moved on."
Can you kindly comment on the same please.
Moving to Hardware and performance forum...
To answer your question (sort of). Yes you can. However, the number of user accounts on the system has no direct bearing on anything, except some database space. What you care about is what those users are doing and how many are likely to turn up at the same time.
Moodle 3.3 supported PHP 5.6. On Microsoft Windows PHP 5.6 only ever supported 32-bit integers in which case the problem you refer to applies.
All current Moodle versions support PHP 7.0 which is 64-bit only. Thus the problem with 32-bit integers does not apply with PHP 7.0 and above.
The current release version, Moodle 3.4, does not support PHP 5.6, only PHP 7.0 and above, so this issue does not apply. The https://docs.moodle.org/34/en/Windows_installation page no longer contains this warning.
Hi Howard and Leon,
Thanks a lot. Looking forward to more of your advice during the installation at our premise.