What Are the Benefits of Hosting Moodle on ScalaHosting?
Moodle has become one of the most popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) worldwide, serving millions of learners, educators, and administrators across different fields. However, its widespread use has also led to an increase in hosting issues, including slow loading times, insufficient server resources, and security concerns.
So, choosing a suitable web hosting provider has become vital. The right company can help ensure smooth performance, robust protection, unlimited scalability, and ease of use on a budget.
ScalaHosting has extensive expertise in Moodle and a track record of providing excellent services. So, let’s see how a really scalable Moodle LMS hosting plan can help you overcome these challenges and enjoy an uninterrupted and reliable e-learning platform experience.
Leading Performance and Reliability
There are various reasons why Moodle might deliver slow loading times – insufficient server resources, system crashes, and security breaches to name a few. These can result in poor user experience, disengagement, data loss, and eventually – loss of trust.
On average, it takes 2-3 seconds for a person to leave a website if the page doesn’t fully load. To make things wrse, slow speeds further harm the user experience and negatively affects your Google rankings.
Fortunately, ScalaHosting has a specialized solution for Moodle hosting that can operate seamlessly with a lot of traffic. Its cloud VPS plans support unlimited accounts/websites with unmetered bandwidth, even on the cheapest plan. Moreover, you will enjoy a 99.9% uptime guarantee on any of the cloud VPS servers.
All Scala Moodle LMS hosting plans also include powerful OpenLiteSpeed caching, Apache, Nginx, and LiteSpeed Enterprise support. In terms of performance, you can also enjoy Cloudflare CDN, Memcached, Redis, Static Content Compression, HTTP/2 Support, and HTTP/3 Support absolutely free of charge.
Why Is VPS Hosting Better Than Shared Hosting?
Shared hosting and cloud VPS solutions are two very different options with inherent distinctions in the way they allocate resources, manage performance, and handle growing websites.
In a shared hosting environment, multiple sites share a single server and its system resources (CPU, RAM, disk space). On the other hand, a cloud VPS provides the benefits of a dedicated server, including dedicated resources, full control over the server, and the ability to scale resources as needed.
Here’s a breakdown of the differences between shared and VPS hosting.
|Shared Hosting||VPS Hosting|
|Performance||You are sharing resources with other websites; your performance will slow down if another site uses too much bandwidth.||You get dedicated resources, including CPU, RAM, and bandwidth, ensuring optimal performance for your site or app 24/7.|
|Security||Security breaches on other websites on the same server can put you at risk.||You are isolated from other sites on the same server and can implement additional security measures.|
|Customization||You get a standardized server setup.||You can install your OS and custom software packages and optimize performance settings.|
|Scalability||If your site reaches high traffic numbers, you’ll face performance issues.||You can add or remove resources on demand to accommodate changes in traffic or usage.|
|Pricing||Cheaper than VPS hosting.||More expensive than shared hosting yet cheaper than dedicated servers.|
In summary, while shared hosting may be the most affordable option for small, low-traffic websites, cloud VPS solutions provide better value for money. In addition, cloud VPS offers many advantages over shared hosting, making it the smarter decision for sites and web apps that require high performance and reliability.
Easy One-Click Scalability
With ScalaHosting’s cloud VPS, you can easily add resources to meet the demands of your users, ensuring that your Moodle site remains fast and responsive at all times.
You can start at rates as low as shared hosting with our Entry Cloud, which is best suited for Moodle beginners. From there, you can scale your CPU, RAM, and disk space with a single click, depending on your current needs.
Here are a few ways to do that.
First, you can upgrade to higher-tier plans with more resources. And even if you outgrow the highest tier plans, i.e., the Premium Cloud with 8 CPU Cores, 16 GB RAM, 150 GB NVMe SSD, and unmetered bandwidth, you can also build a custom server solution.
ScalaHosting will add more servers to your hosting infrastructure, either horizontally or vertically, to increase capacity and improve performance. We offer custom builds tailored to your specific needs with load balancing, multiple database servers, multiple web servers, and caching systems.
A real-life example of this is when ScalaHosting designed, built, and managed a custom multi-cluster solution for the LMS of the Commission of Elections of the Philippines, including an interactive 3D representation of the VCM used in the Automated Election System.
The LMS required an enterprise managed solution that could quickly scale up to meet traffic spikes and serve a high volume of concurrent users. Amazingly, the managed hosting cluster handled over 100 million daily visits during peak times.
Robust Security & Protection
Security breaches can result in data loss or confidential information leakage, and you certainly don’t want that. Although having a 100% secure website is next to impossible, you can always take precautions to maximize your chances of going unscathed.
The best way to do so is with a high-quality host.
ScalaHosting’s Moodle hosting packages include SShield security, providing real-time malware monitoring and protection. It’s an advanced security system designed to protect websites from potential threats, with a success rate of 99.998% in preventing internet attacks.
SShield monitors website activities 24/7/365 and immediately identifies any suspicious or malicious activity. The system then generates a comprehensive report for you, so you can take immediate action to improve your website security and fix any vulnerabilities. In addition, it regularly checks for resolved vulnerabilities and closes cases, allowing it to further improve its algorithm.
Unlike traditional security systems, SShield employs advanced artificial intelligence technology to assess processes and code, enabling it to detect malicious behavior and abnormal activity, even if it appears to be legitimate traffic.
Moreover, you can expect blacklist monitoring and removal, outbound SPAM protection, 2FA authentication, automated backups, brute-force protection, free Let’s Encrypt SSL, and SpamAssassin as part of all our hosting plans.
Incredible Ease of Use & Customer Support
ScalaHosting’s Moodle LMS plans are super beginner friendly. We offer managed services, meaning we take full responsibility of setting up and maintaining the ideal hosting environment for your educational website. This will allow you to concentrate on creating and developing your Moodle site without having to worry about the technicalities of hosting.
Scala’s lightweight and multifunctional platform, SPanel, facilitates server and account management in a very intuitive environment. It offers hundreds of valuable features and is fully compatible with the leading software auto-installer platform on the market – Softaculous.
Softaculous enables you to set up Moodle with a single click and do it for free. Moreover, you can automate the setup of over 420 apps, including all the popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento.
And if you already have an active Moodle LMS project with another host, you can still enjoy an easy start with ScalaHosting. Our Moodle experts will migrate your data from the old host without any downtime and absolutely free of charge.
Do you still prefer the popular cPanel? That’s ok, ScalaHosting offers it as an alternative!
As a reliable host, we are committed to delivering the best possible support. Our team will be there for you 24/7 via live chat and the ticketing system. You can expect highly skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated professionals to help you with any Moodle-related issue.
Scala is proud to have received high praise from clients and experts alike. With a 4.9/5 rating on TrustPilot and a 98% client satisfaction, it’s no wonder why almost 99% of our happy clients have remained with ScalaHosting for seven years or more.
Remarkable Cost Savings
ScalaHosting offers some of the most competitive prices in the web hosting industry when it comes to feature-cost ratio.
To make a sweet deal even sweeter, we offer a range of freebies. All ScalaHosting packages include free domain names, SSL certificates, and daily backups. These features can save you money that you would otherwise have to spend on third-party services or add-ons.
That’s not where it ends, though.
ScalaHosting offers other specific features for Moodle users, such as a website builder that can help you create your Moodle site quickly and easily without writing any code. You can also set your company name and logo, and change the login URL so that the name of the software is not mentioned anywhere in the user interface.
Scala also offers a price lock guarantee on our SPanel VPS plans. For reference, cPanel VPS prices tend to frequently increase as the company adjusts their business model.
Last but not least, you get an anytime, unconditional money-back guarantee on your Moodle hosting plan. If unsatisfied with the service, you can get your investment back hassle-free. ScalaHosting will refund your unused time and even help you migrate to another host.
Yet, chances are, you won’t want to do it.
The Bottom Line
ScalaHosting is an excellent choice for hosting Moodle, the most popular open-source learning management system (LMS).
First, you can enjoy free Moodle installation or effortless and guaranteed Moodle site transfer. Moreover, Scala includes 24/7 professional and caring support from Moodle experts and maintains incredible ease of use with its SPanel, even for a first-time user.
As a customer, you’ll get a reliable Moodle hosting solution with sufficient server resources to handle your specific needs. In addition, ScalaHosting offers unmatched, one-click scalability.So, what’s not to love? Check ScalaHosting’s Moodle plans today!