I was asked by my school to look into setting up a Moodle for our teacher training courses. I taught myself and managed to set up Moodle 3.3 with a new theme and some H5P presentations and quizzes. The site is about ready to use, but is currently hosted on a cheap shared cloud server. The speeds are too slow for it to be usable and so a decision has to be made on how/where to host it. I am not an IT person and am not sure what the best option would be.
The site would need to be accessible to only a small group of about 30 students at a time, but would also be open to past students to visit. It would have self-access quizzes (H5P), forums and document drops. I can't imagine the traffic would be that high.
From what I have read it seems that the options are:
1. upgrade current host to a VPS at £40 a month
- 2x Virtual Xeon CPUs
- 768MB DDR3 RAM
- 20GB SSD Storage
- 400GB Bandwidth
3. Use a specialist Moodle hosting company £600 a year - seems expensive for a small site
4. Use MoodleCloud, easier but is limited in options and I cannot use the H5P content created.
Are these the only options? I am at a bit of a loss as to what I should advise the school to do, as this is obviously quite an investment.
Any advice would be welcomed