Cloud Hosting For Moodle: Benefits Versus Security Issues

As cloud hosting continues to gain momentum in organisations of every size, information security is a vital concern. When considering options for hosting your Moodle instance, it’s important to consider whether the benefits of hosting Moodle in the cloud outweigh any security concerns you might have.

What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Hosted Moodle?

Reduced Cost - rather than purchasing expensive systems and equipment to host Moodle, you can reduce your costs by using the resources of a cloud hosting service provider.

Greater Accessibility – you can access your Moodle instance from anywhere on any device at any time.

Flexibility to Adjust - use the service based on your size and needs and scale up as needed quickly and easily.

Leverage IT Expertise of Cloud Host – Let the experts in hosting look after infrastructure concerns and have your IT focus on other critical issues

How Are Security Issues Addressed?

A reputable and reliable cloud hosting provider is set up with multiple servers across multiple geographic locations allowing your Moodle instance to remain resilient in the face of most failure possibilities, including natural disasters or system failures.

Not only is your Moodle instance protected by highly secure facilities and infrastructure, it’s also protected by extensive network and security monitoring systems. These systems provide security measures such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection and password brute-force detection. Secure access using SSL which establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a browser and built-in firewalls mean all communications using your Moodle instance are secure.

Of course it’s always recommended that you carry out your own security best practices, such as the storing of secret keys and passwords in a secure manner and rotating or changing them frequently as well as backing up important data.

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Whenever release a new version of Moodle (e.g, 2.7.2 to 2.8), we first test it on our servers and make sure everything is working as expected. We look after all the "technical" issues so you don't need to! We then completely automate the upgrade process and send you an email to let you know an update is available.

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