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Picture of Stefan McGarvey
GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
 

Hello, I'm trying to see what kind of success anyone has had in using a VPS from GoDaddy to upgrade to the latest version of Moodle. If you in someway could also let me know how you went about upgrading it would be appreciated.

Not the most Tech savy person and I'm learning both Moodle and GoDaddy interfaces.

 

Cheers

 
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Picture of Manuel Costales
Re: GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
 

First you have to check if your server (GoDaddy account) have the prerequisites to install the latest version of Moodle

 
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From what I got, Godaddy no longer supports Moodle. 

 
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Picture of Rick Jerz
Re: GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
Group Particularly helpful Moodlers

I don't think GoDaddy ever supported Moodle.  GoDaddy is a hosting company, not a Moodle provider.  Yes, of course they had one button scripts to install Moodle.  I found it worked.  But to upgrade Moodle, you were on your own.  I don't think GoDaddy directly supports any application on their servers.

Having said this, I will mention that I have used GoDaddy for around 5 years, including their low end hosted account, and now one of their VPSs.  I am not a big site, I run around 10-15 courses per year, maybe 200 students in total.  I just upgraded from Moodle 2.3.+ to Moodle 2.4 earlier this week.  Everything went fine.

I have a Moodle VPS with cPanel.  I had trouble with Plesk, but it could have been my problem (lack of knowledge).

I know others have had problems with GoDaddy, but somehow, GoDaddy works for me.

(I don't own stock in GoDaddy, nor am I directly connected with this company in any way.)  smile

 
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Me and the "Bucket of Blood"
Re: GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
 

We originally had our Moodle installation on "GoDaddy" and had nothing but trouble, including trying to upgrade from 1.9 to 2.0 and beyond, using their tools. We have since switch to "HostGator" and things seem to be going much better, not perfect, but better. They were cheaper too, and great service. I think it's better than GoDaddy's.

We are about to get one of our courses certified, and then plan to upgrgade to 2.4 from 2.2.3+ after everything is settled. I don't expect too much trouble, and HostGator has already said they would help if I got into trouble. They supply Moodle as one of their free supplimental offerings along with a lot of other open sources SW. Might be worth looking into.

 
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Picture of Rick Jerz
Re: GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
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If you don't mind me asking, which package did you end up purchasing from HostGator?  I am always interested in alternatives.

 
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Me and the "Bucket of Blood"
Re: GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
 

We currently have the HostGastor "Baby Plan" since we wanted to host multiple sites on one hosting, and it handles unlimited sites. Our plan is to move the training progrm to its' own hosting, the "Hatchling Plan" when it's time to upgrade. There is no need, or desire to host more than our training site, and having a hosting dedicated to only one site makes backups and restores smaller and easier to manage. It is the same plan, but will only host one site, which is OK for this application. Both have a free shared SSL, unlimited databases, and all of the other features.

Hope this helps. None of the hosting services I've used over the years have been perfect, but HostGator has been better than most.

 
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Re: GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
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Okay.  Thanks for the information.

Is your HostGator "Baby Plan" what shows as "VPS Hosting, Level 1" on their website?

I know what you mean about keeping a site small in order to make backups easier.  I do this too.

 
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Picture of Visvanath Ratnaweera
Re: GoDaddy Moodle Upgrade
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GoDaddy has more down sides: "Go Daddy! (Where to?)" https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=193106.
 
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