Moodle Hosting Requirements

Hosted Moodle handles all of your Moodle hosting requirements. We take care of servers, operating systems, security, databases, backups and upgrades so you don't have to. That said, in case you were wondering about some of the technicalities, here is a brief look at some requirements, along with clarification on what you definitely don't need!

  • Environment: Moodle is primarily developed in Linux using Apache, MySQL and PHP (also sometimes known as the LAMP platform).
  • Disk space: The disk space needed for the core Moodle program is minimal (160MB), however what you really need is space to store your materials. 5GB is probably a realistic minimum.
  • Memory: The general rule of thumb is that Moodle can support 10 to 20 concurrent users for every 1GB of RAM. 'Concurrent' really means web server processes in memory at the same time (i.e. users interacting with the system within a window of a few seconds). It does NOT mean people 'logged in'.

When making a decision regarding Moodle hosting, it is important to contrast clearly with standard web hosting. Moodle is a "Web Application", and not just a website, with a significant real-time software component. The comparison is better made with companies that offer "SAAS" - software as a service.

Technical skills required: None. Really! You don't need a PHP developer to create and deploy curriculum. Once Moodle is installed, it is there to handle the mechanics and grunt work associated with administering and running your e-Learning. There are a huge range of Moodle resources available, both to assist and help you on your journey, and to extend and further develop Moodle.

Up and running with e-Learning quickly!

  • We take care of servers, security, databases, backups and upgrades so you don't have to.
  • Your plan includes a fresh Moodle™ install, uniquely for you.
  • We provide you with full administrator access to your Moodle™ instance.
  • Built on a scalable, reliable, and secure global computing infrastructure.
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10 GB Storage
50 GB Transfer/month

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80 GB Transfer/month
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120 GB Transfer/month
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Version Updates

Whenever moodle.org 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.

This leaves you in complete charge of exactly when your instance is upgraded, so you can minimize inconvenience for your users. Once you are ready to upgrade, it's a simple "click and confirm" process.

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