My institution has made the approval to move from our old course management system to Moodle during the summer months. This will be a major undertaking since it involves new training sessions, extra tech support for a while, and the transition to a new server. Unfortunately, due to some technical issues with limited available open ports and public IP's at our campus, we are having to setup Moodle on a shared web hosting plan. (This will all change as we get some of the technical issues worked out for the fall term.)
What we decided upon, after several months of investigation, is to use micfo.com as our host. For $5.95 (US) p/month, they offered:
- 2gb space
- 80gb bandwidth
- 6 mysql databases
- 24/7 phone, e-mail, and form based tech support
- and a wide variety of other options
I realize that Moodle partners are suggested by most everyone here and I highly recommend them to everyone I speak with. But, my institution could not justify the costs for only a temporary solution. If you find yourself in a similar situation, check out micfo.com... I don't believe you will regret it!
Special note: The pricing plan discussed above is something that we worked out directly with the company. They usually offer half of the amount of space and bandwidth for the same cost; but, due to being a non-profit organization, they increased the features.
OM - Online Academic Program Coordinator
Warner Southern College
13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, Florida 33859