Moodle self-hosting - some things to consider Mike Hughes, Amanda Doughty, Robert Zakrocki

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Moodle self-hosting - some things to consider Mike Hughes, Amanda Doughty, Robert Zakrocki
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Moodle self-hosting - some things to consider Mike Hughes, Amanda Doughty, Robert Zakrocki

  1. 1. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER Mike Hughes City University London Mike.Hughes.1@city.ac.uk CityMoodle
  2. 2. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud Let’s look at some questions that you might be asking …
  3. 3. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud • What are you going to use Moodle for? • Which version of Moodle are you going to run? • Will you allow 3rd party plugins / customisations? • What other systems will you integrate with? • How will you manage your codebase? • Will you need a developer?
  4. 4. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud • What platform will you run Moodle on? • What flavour database? • Are virtualised or physical servers? • Will you need need multiple servers? • load balancing? • database clustering? • What level of availability/resilience? • How will you authenticate users? • What backup strategy will you need? • What monitoring tools do you need?
  5. 5. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud • Where will your traffic come from? • Do you need a firewall? • Is your network fast enough? • What monitoring tools do you need?
  6. 6. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud • What is your Disaster Recovery Plan? • What happens at start of new year? • When does stuff get archived? • How much space will you need for archiving?
  7. 7. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud • How will you authenticate users? • Is there a password policy? • Will you allow 3rd party plugins? • What is backup/DR strategy? • How secure are your servers? • Will you be able to keep Moodle code updated? • How will you safeguard against DDoS attacks?
  8. 8. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud • Do you have the skills to support all of the above? • How will users report issues? • What are your supported hours?
  9. 9. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING Application Architecture Network DR/Archiving Security Support Cloud • What is cloud hosting? • How much does it cost? • Will I still need a system administrator?
  10. 10. MOODLE SELF-HOSTING MEET THE CITY TEAM Mike Hughes City University London Mike.Hughes.1@city.ac.uk CityMoodle Rob Amarjit Mike Iain Eric Andy Paolo Robert Mark Russ Naomi Mike Amanda

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