After selecting a new LMS, deciding on how to host it is one of the most pivotal decisions an institution has to make. This session focuses on Moodle and the different hosting options available. Naturally, each option has its own set of perceived risks, such as shallow institutional knowledge of the new LMS, data security and backup capabilities when self-hosting or whether an institution has full control over their data when opting for a vendor-hosted model. Get both sides of the story when Jenene Cook, Dean of Academic Technology at Roxbury Community College, and Kurt Beer, Director of Sales North East at Moodlerooms, Inc., address some of the most common anxieties when selecting a new hosting model. Additionally, institutions considering a move to Moodle can collect valuable information about the options available and how to get started.