5 Best Hosting For Moodle

Whether you are running a school or just some sort of study group, nothing is better than Moodle to create a Virtual Learning Environment.

Moodle is a Course Management System. You can use it to create online learning platform. As an educator, or just as a study group leader, Moodle will power your learning efforts effectively.

While there are commercial solutions around for schools, Moodle is free and open source. But that does not mean it is not powerful. Quite on the contrary, Moodle is quite robust, advance and powerful to accommodate your needs. It is currently used by schools (public and private), free education sites and for training purposes all over the world.

Getting a Moodle site up and running does not take much either. All you need is a domain name and Linux web hosting, then you are good to go.

So we have created this list of 5 best hosting companies to host your Moodle site. Check them out after the break and tell us what you think.

Summary

Rank Provider Starting Price

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webhostingbuzz-logo-large $4.95/mo Visit Site

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site5-logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

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eleven2_logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

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littleoak-logo $80/year Visit Site

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arvixe-logo $4/mo Visit Site

Winner – Eleven2 – From $4.95/month

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If performance, affordable price, flexible choices and awesome support are what you want in your web host, then Eleven2 is totally for you. Now onto the reasons why we can’t stop raving about them.

Eleven2 is among few hosting companies that don’t oversell their resources. Currently a home for over 100,000 websites (we don’t know how many servers they have though), they have total 4 data centers in three continents at US, UK and Singapore. Now, having four data centers is totally a good thing for customers like you. Why? Because you can now choose one that’s closest to your target audience. For most other websites, it might be hard to determine especially if they are new. But for a school or educational organization, it is really easy as you already know where you students are from. If your school is in Europe, then host it in UK. Asia? Go for Singapore. US school? Then you even have two choices within US as Eleven2 has two data centers there. So your Moodle users will experience better loading time to access your Moodle site, which is always a good thing. That’s one more reason why we love Eleven2.

All of their shared hosting plans come with 60 days money back guarantee. Now that’s what we call confidence! Usually in the hosting industry, the money back guarantee is just 30 days so Eleven2 offers double of that. How awesome is that?

There are three shared hosting plans to choose from. The starter plan is priced at $4.95 a month and gives you 10GB disk space and 50GB data transfer.¬†You can host up to 10 websites on it but you likely won’t need it. The next tiers will give you more storage, data transfer and unlimited domains hosting so when your website gets a lot more traffic, you should really consider to upgrade.

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2. Site5 – From $4.95/month

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Site5 is another amazing company that is very dedicated to customer support. How dedicated, you may ask. Have you ever known other hosting companies with a customer support Service Level Agreement (SLA)? Not a lot, we have to say. With Site5, they even have a customer support SLA which states that if they don’t respond to your support request within 24 hours, your account will be credited as a token of apology. How awesome is that? They also have 99.99% uptime guarantee SLA for all their servers and they even publish all uptime and downtime statistics of each of their servers.

Established since 1998, Site5 currently operates 250 servers in 18 data centers in different locations in the world, and is a home for more than 200,000 domains. Not in millions but not small number either. Their customer support is really good and we just can’t stop raving about them.

They also support PHP5 pretty well, so if you want to host sites using PHP technology, this is perfect. If you just want to use open source platforms like WordPress, it’s even more awesome. The shared hosting plans pricing start from $4.95 a month. Even the highest priced plan will set you back just $11.95 a month. Not even a price of two cups of Starbucks Espresso, actually. All shared hosting plans will provide you with unlimited storage space and bandwidth.

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3. Web Hosting Buzz – From $4.95/month

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Been in the industry for 11 years, Web Hosting Buzz is quite well-reputed for its higher end plans. Currently serving only for 30,000 customers, many of whom are on resellers, VPS hosting and dedicated servers so shared hosting plans are not hosted on congested servers, with thousands of websites competing for same system resources. There is not a lot of negative sentiments towards Web Hosting Buzz in the press, even when we dig back for 11 years. So it’s safe to say that they are doing a great job.

All shared hosting plans come with 45 days money back guarantee so it will give you a peace of mind. They honor and uphold their money back guarantee pretty seriously too. So if you ever feel discontent with their services after trying out, cancellation is quite easy.

There are three shared hosting plans, with the basic one starting from $4.95 a month. It comes with 400GB of disk space and unlimited data transfer. Second plan costs $6.95 and the highest tier will burn a hole in your wallet that worths $9.95 a month. Not a lot, actually. Both plans will give you unlimited disk space and the highest tier plan is hosted on servers with NGINX frontend server which is really fast reverse proxy. Basically, it is really really fast so your website will load much faster. We will leave out the technical details to spare you. Web Hosting Buzz will also give you $100 credit at AdWords and AdWords Express vouchers so you can try paid traffic to your club website and see if it will work.

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4. Little Oak Hosting – From $80/year

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Startup-culture and family-oriented values are prevalent at Little Oak, but they are not really a small company. Established since 2007 by a group of experienced web designers and developers to provide something different in the industry, they are a home for over 400,000 hosting accounts on their servers.

While many other cloud hosting options (genuine ones) offer 100% or so uptime SLA, a lot of traditional web hosting firms don’t. Little Oak stands out in this front by offering 100% uptime guarantee. If there is any consecutive period of ten minutes downtime, you will get back 10% of your monthly fee. That’s pretty good deal. So their SLA is not just an empty promise. That’s how confident they are about their services.

Currently, they only offer shared hosting plans and pricing starts from $80 a year. Only annual payments are available for all plans. Starter plan provides you with 5GB disk space and 50GB bandwidth, an indicator that they are not overselling. You will receive $100 credit for AdWords and $25 for Yahoo adCenter as a gift so that you can test out paid marketing plans for traffic generation.

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5. Arvixe – From $4/month

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Maybe you want to develop something on Windows using ASP.NET, and not Linux. Maybe you want to go with a well-rounded host that doesn’t specialize in one but many. Then Arvixe is totally for you.

Established since 2003, Arvixe offers shared hosting, reseller plans, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. They offer both Linux and Windows hosting so it is golden for anyone looking for a reliable Windows web host. But no, you cannot have both at once so you will have to pay for each plan. Linux plans are using Linux CentOS while Windows plans are hosted on Windows Server 2008.

For shared hosting plans, you can pick from two available categories. Each categories have two plans in each, so you can basically pick from 4 plans. Personal plans are for smaller sites or small businesses but still have access to decent resources, while Business Class plans are hosted on servers that are better optimized and also come with free dedicated IP address + SSL certificate. Those things cost a lot so it is good to have them for free.

Plans in Personal Class Linux start from $4 a month, while Windows will cost $7 a month. Yes, Windows is generally more expensive. You can host up to 6 domains but if you want unlimited domains, then upgrade to LInux Plus or Windows Plus. For al plans, you are provided with unlimited storage and bandwidth. Business Class Linux plan will cost you $22 a month while Windows plan will set you back for $27 a month.

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Summary

Rank Provider Starting Price

1

webhostingbuzz-logo-large $4.95/mo Visit Site

2

site5-logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

3

eleven2_logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

4

littleoak-logo $80/year Visit Site

5

arvixe-logo $4/mo Visit Site


Published on: June 22,2013.
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