Amazon AWS EC2

We’re in the process of moving all our Moodle hosting to Amazon AWS EC2 instances.

I have to say we’ve been really impressed by the service so far, and the fast technical support.Setting up Moodle on AWS EC2 is not for the faint-hearted, and shouldn’t be considered by the ‘average’ (only semi-technical) teacher for example, who would be far better using a Moodle Partner or other Moodle hosting specialist.

For those interested in running a small low-cost Moodle site, there is a free tier available (for a year), although this is limited to a t1.micro instance.  With .75Gb RAM max, this isn’t enough for a working Moodle site, but it is enough for a small Moodle test site – so great for ‘learning by doing’ for new Moodle Administrators.

I’ll blog some more about AWS in the future as we gain more experience with it smile

Stuart Mealor

Managing Director at HRDNZ
Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development.His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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    3rd June 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    Hi Stuart,

    i discover the Amazon cloud service ! it is a very sophisticated and complete hosting offering (M3/C3/R3/M3 …H1/T1)

    May be it is not easy to estimate all time to get the prices ? But the one year free is a good way to make some tests and benchmarks charts 😉

    However there is a black spot in my eyes : AWS is not a good GreenIT sad Look the ‘ClickingClean Greenpeace report’ (resume in page 45). I think it is a factor to be taken into account even if really it is only a small drop of water …. They make great rivers. And our children need it 😉

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