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    Moodle Hosting for a Newbie

    Hello, i have finished creating a Moodle VLE but i dont know how to host it. The VLE was installed on my windows XP computer using the installation packages. Im left with a folder named server, a readme file and two executable files (start.exe & stop.exe). Any help will be greatly appreciated

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    First decision is whether you're hosting it internally or externally and whether you are looking for a Windows or Linux Host.

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    I want to host it externally using a free website hosting service if at all possible

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    I'm not up to date on who provides free hosting etc which would be suitable but would urge you to pay a little and consider someone like CSNewMedia who will do you a basic package perfectly suitable for £29.50 a year.

    The next step would be to take a back of your moodle's database and resources and look at importing them into the new moodle.

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    I would seriously consider your decision to host externally.
    If you host it externaly you're going to find it difficult to control the back-end of Moodle, perform upgrades, set up ldap authentication an easily/quickly make theme modifications and upload resources.

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    well at the moment i want to host it on a free external webhost such as 000webhost.com as it needs to be up and running in a day or two and im sure doing it this way is a quick and easy job. BEsides, hosting it internally at this stage will be impractical as i will then have to keep my computer on 24/7 for it to be available. What i want to know is, i have a webhost that does PHP and MySQL that i want to get it running on but again i dont know where to start haha.

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    If you just want to host it for a few days i can host it for you and you. PM Sent

    James.

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    Is this going to be a production Moodle install i.e. students/staff using it?

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    It is for a uni project carl, it appears there are many users on this forum who are doing uni projects using moodle.

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    If it is for a small trial moodle install or production with a few classes (i.e. single teacher or single factulty) then you might like to try:

    Key to School - Moodle Hosting | Key To School - KTS

    They provide:
    500 Users
    2.5 GB Disk Space
    50 GB Bandwidth

    For free with No ads...

    You can either use your own domain name or you can have a subdomain on one of their domains...

    Obviously if you are wanting to run a big install then a pro hosting company or an internal box would be preferable but for some people this might be useful!

    Note: I have no affiliation with this company and just stumbled across them today and set up a test site everything seems to be as you would expect... Obviously you cannot install your own modules/themes but all the main ones are there...

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    Good find.

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