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How to Install Moodle on DigitalOcean

Moodle is one of the most comprehensive learning management systems out there. But it can’t reach its full potential without a reliable infrastructure backing it up.

That’s where DigitalOcean (DO), a simple yet powerful infrastructure, comes in. Using Moodle on DO gets you the perfect combination of reaching its true potential. However, you will need to know that installing DO requires a deep understanding of server management.

Manually installing Moodle on DO may cost you significant time and resources but Cloudways streamlines the whole process. With it, you can easily host your website in the cloud with just a few clicks.

Why Choose Cloudways To Host Moodle On DigitalOcean

Hosting your Moodle-based website on DigitalOcean can be daunting, extensive and time-consuming if you are not technically sound.

It requires you to cover a lot of details before you can successfully install the website.

However, Cloudways takes care of the whole process of deploying DigitalOcean infrastructure. Here are some of the most prominent benefits of using Cloudways:

  • 1-Click Installations
  • Optimized Stack
  • Unlimited Staging URLs
  • SSL, SSH, Git Client, Cron Job Managers
  • CloudwaysCDN
  • Real-Time Server Monitoring
  • Server Scaling
  • Automated Backups
  • 24×7 Support and Server Management
  • Cache Technologies
  • Free Migration

Launching Moodle On DigitalOcean Using Cloudways

Launching DigitalOcean server on Cloudways takes only a few minutes. You don’t even have to wait for the system to configure. Just sign-up on Cloudways and follow simple steps.

You get 3-day FREE trial on DigitalOcean server to test out your Moodle application. The offer gives you the opportunity to get familiar with the platform and test out new features.

Here’s how you can launch your DigitalOcean server on Cloudways.

Select Moodle

After you sign-up, select Moodle from the drop-down menu within the application and server detail section.

Here, you’ll have to name your managed application and server.

Select DigitalOcean

Select DigitalOcean from the list of available Cloud infrastructure options.

Select Server Size

After you’ve chosen your desired cloud infrastructure, choose the server size based on the traffic of your Moodle website – you can scale it later when there’s a need.

Select Your Server Location

Next, select the location of your server. You can choose a data center that is nearest to your audience. DigitalOcean offers servers at multiple locations to choose from.

Once you’ve filled the necessary fields, click the “Launch Now” button. Your DigitalOcean powered Moodle website will be all set for launch in just a few minutes.

Final Thoughts

Cloudways provides a convenient platform for hosting Moodle on DigitalOcean. With it, you get improved speed and enhanced performance. And it’s not just DigitalOcean, you can choose from Amazon Web Server (AWS), Google Cloud, Kyup, Vultr, and Linode to install Moodle as well.

It also gives you the option to stage multiple URLs and test applications at once. The best part is that all these functionalities come with dedicated security features and a customer support team that works 24/7 to resolve your problems.

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Hamza Zia :Hamza is a Drupal Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Drupal Hosting Platform. He loves to write about Drupal and related topics. During his free time, he can be seen obsessing over Football, Cars, Android and Gaming.