However our Uk partner are providing a better service that we had from the host we used at my last school, where we set up moodle and they just provided hosting and backup services. (that didn't work all that well0
The host has helped me to identify and fix problems and has been able to help me with things that I wouldn't have had the expertise to do for myself.
Worth the money we are paying for peace of mind even though I have an offer of free hosting but with little or no specialist support.
Initially I hosted Moodle installations myself through Go Daddy. Students experienced multiple DNS issues and inconsistent accessibility. I would NOT recommend this particular route to anyone!
Next, I moved to a large, local server-hosting company serviced through a friend of a friend. This provided fairly good results until the "friend" became "no friend of mine" and vanished (with my money!).
Remote-Learner saved "the day!" Actually, they saved the installations and I believe my business. I cannot say enough good things about this team!
I have experience with a few of the US Moodle partners. I just renewed my annual contract with Classroom Revolution. They have consistently exceeded my expectations. I've become one of their biggest fans.
I'm moderately tech-savvy and have some very tech-savvy people in my company so I debated going it alone. That would have been a colossal mistake. My company is a sales training business. To a large extent, because of Moodle and the valuable support and insight I get from CR I have been able to move my business to an online model (a dream I've had for several years now).
If you'd like to know about my work with CR feel free to email me (email@example.com) and we can find a time to talk. Good luck!
Hi Kimberly, and everyone else who is faced with the decision of how to host your Moodle site. I have two Moodle installations right now. A year and a half ago, my webmaster "discovered" Moodle and after I played around with it a few weeks, I decided to use it. I quickly realized I needed support, so I contracted with ClassroomRevolution (CR). I was overwhelmed with their service...fast answers that were right the first time, and never, ever condescending (like my webmaster was).
As soon as I began building courses, my site slowed down so much that I couldn't even edit a page (I had NO users at that point!). It was hosted by a large, multi-national hosting service and I was one of 200 sites on one server. So, I switched to hosting by CR. Again, I was amazed at the performance difference.
Then, last fall, my "regular" website began to lock up and slow down, and I couldn't get my local webmaster or his "big, professional" host to do anything, so I shopped around. Of all the people I interviewed, and all my options, I chose CR again...now I have a second Moodle installation with the Content Management module. I can add, change, delete, move around...anything as often as I want. Everything works all of the time. And I have doubled my course & user capacity! CR does all of the hosting & all of the support for less money than my original webmaster/host, which had lousy service.
I've gone on long enough, but I could go on forever about ClassroomRevolution, and Moodle. No regrets, no second thoughts! Penny Mondani
But.... when things get tricky, when you suddently need to more connections, when you need modifications, when you need a smooth upgrade, when you want people who really know what they are doing, You need a Moodle partner.
We are using Remote-Learner for our entire district and the support has been great. This is our second year and no downtime. Any other questions, let me know.
Los Angeles Southwest College