Using Moodle allows lots of inexpensive hosting options.
Some districts host their DL Moodle themselves, while others prefer a separate hosting service. The main reason for choosing a separate hosting service is that keeping a server running 24/7/365 can sometimes be impractical for a school district (especially during holidays and weekends). Professional hosting companies, on the other hand, find efficient ways to keep things running 24/7/365 (it's their specialty).
If you choose to use a hosting service, we can recommend the following:
- KnowPlace is an official Moodle Partner who uses the most cost efficient servers available.
- KnowPlace - New Option: Moodle & SMS2
- you host & we support option
- KnowPlace will supply you with a server that has Moodle, Docker, and SMS2 all installed.
- You connect the server to your own district network.
- You can expand user/backup space easily and cheaply, as needed.
- SMS2 updates (through Docker) are part of the support.
- Local settings are configured for the server (including configuring backup routines), then hosting and SMS2 become routine.
- Remember that the Moodle installation is a clean installation. So, you'll need to plan for moving courses and teachers over to the new install. This will be a good cleanse (clean-up the databases), but requires some local extra hours.
- KnowPlace - Only Moodle
- For more information about the KnowPlace hosting packages click here.
- Open School also has a long history of hosting in BC.
- OSBC offers Moodle hosting packages.
- For more information about the OSBC hosting packages click here.