We are a new start up business seeking to keep our costs down without compromising quality of service. I would like to host our Moodle site on a local server and the video files that contain our learning material on Amazon S3. Is this possible without om promising security and is this approach advisabe?
What is a "local server" exactly? Do you own a server room or a rack which is accessible from the Internet? Is the network bandwidth/latency not great? Some numbers wouldn't harm.
P.S. I would say, this question is bit too technical for the Lounge. May be asking the moderator to shift the discussion to the Hardware and performance forum wouldn't be a bad idea.
I think this will be fine. Moodle comes with a built in 'Amazon S3' respository which supports S3's the key based access.
You can find morn iformation here, https://docs.moodle.org/29/en/Amazon_S3_repository
We have developed a file repository tool which allows Moodle users to upload files within the Moodle environment, and have those files stored on Amazon S3 - independently from where the Moodle site is hosted.
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