I've been spoiled: the ICT department I have worked with in the past just did it, it was stable and well run. They kept watch on loads, storage and it was great.
Now I am starting again.
- Is it enough to say "Can handle 40 concurrent users" ? Or is there more to it than this??
- Is there a standard Moodle metric - I can't actually see how things could be to generalised, because if you design for something like "30 students log in for a quiz at 11.00" then the server cannot avoid being hammered.
- In a big moodle establishment, is there a load balancing thing that means capacity can be shared around . .
Extras, plugins etc: do any moodle provides run any sort of shared costing - like we wanted a Menu block installed for a project, and the provider quoted $750. As a non-expert I had installed it in 10 minutes. Testing is the issue then maybe? All eight clients on this server would benefit I am sure.
We are actually looking for a small installation, skinned,
Extras: navigation menu blocks, multiple file upload, slightly improved video clip deployment than 'standard'
Maybe 15-50 courses (yes, that variable)
500 - 2000 users, but low level of activity expected.
We would do help for users at the home base.
How to frame this is the question.