After a month of playing with a demo site that I installed in one-click (Bitnami Moodle stack v2.4 Ubuntu 32-bit) I am about to recommend to my customer that we use this hosting option for their production site.
They are a very small organization, with a small number of courses and very limited resources. They will be staring out with probaby less than 100 users (probably no more than 25 concurrent) but plan to grow of course. I will be suggesting to them to set up 3 small sites; Demo, "Production for Schools" and "Production for Individuals" (individual courses will be purchased online using Paypal).
So far I have been able to do everything I need with no problems at all, using Filezilla to transfer and edit files. I've installed plugins, setup repositories and fully customized the site to the customer's requirements. There will be no code customization.
My question is if there is anything important that I should be aware of or concerned about regarding the technical aspects or potential problems of this recommendation. (security, interfaces, etc..)
I found a few discussions on the forum about specific problems, some rather old, regarding using this Bitnami config - but not very helpful.
I would really appreciate if anyone can contribute their experience with this or similar setup. If anyone can comment on upgrading Moodle version and storage (using AWS) that would be a bonus.