Mmmm... just take care about bandwith
: I just guess that a normal DSL connection (in my case, 256Kbits/sec. download
and 128Kbits/sec. upload
) will not be enough for a server to handle all the upcoming connections.
In my opinion, because of this issue, your users will have access to a very slow system (even having a quite fast server), and if you get a faster connection, it will be much more expensive than a good hosting (such as http://moodle.com/hosting
). On the other hand, your connection would become also much slower, since any donwloading involves some upload charge, that would be used by your users.
It took me some time to choose a good cheap hosting for testing purposes, and I saw no one best that www.totalchoicehosting.com
, anyway, as I told before, it is not good for a serious production server, as most of the hosting companies are not. Moodle makes a very heavy use of CPU power and database
access, and most hosting providers do not allow that, if you see their hosting policies and your agreement with them. That is the reason why http://moodle.com/hosting
is the best option: it is a hosting designed to handle heavy Moodle servers, and so, it is more expensive than the normal, cheap ones.
So you will have to choose between a cheap server for testing and small Moodle sites (such as www.totalchoicehoting.com
for about 5$/month) and a good, fast, reliable server for medium/big Moodle sites (such as http://moodle.com/hosting
for about 100$/month). The problem is that I have not seen anything in between of those 2 options