Are you an individual teacher looking for a free Moodle hosting platform to start your online learning portal? Once you have chosen Moodle as your preferred LMS, you would like to give it a try to get acquainted. Moodle HQ team offers a free and reliable hosting solution for hosting your Moodle site.
MoodleCloud is hosting solution by Moodle HQ to cater the requirements of individual teachers, small schools and corporates who would like to start their online elearning portal amidst a tight budget. However, if you are looking for a hosting solution for a big school or university then it may not be a perfect solution for you.
Here is a quick video to register your first MoodleCloud site and start teaching online in 5 minutes.
MoodleCloud service comes in 3 different packages named: Free, Starter and Moodle for School. The Moodle for School package consists of 3 different plans for catering the requirements of small schools and corporates.
The Moodle for free plan is the one which gives you the free Moodle hosting option. But in Moodle for Free plan, you need to login at least once in 60 days to keep your site alive otherwise it will be deleted forever from the systems. In order to keep it alive forever, you can opt for Moodle Starter plan which comes at an annual price of AUD $80.
Difference between MoodleCloud & Gnomio
The major differences between Gnomio and MoodleCloud are summarized as below:
|Course||No Limit||No Limit|
|Advertisement||Ad supported – Extra Pack to remove ads starting $5/month||Donation to switch off advertisement, starting $20/month|
|Install new Plugins||Not available||Not available|
|Install new Themes||Not available||Not available|
|Own Domain Name (Site URL)|
|Disk Space||200 MB||No limit|
|Course backup||Manual Backup||Manual Backup|
|Technical Support||Through Moodle Partners||Through Moodle Forums|
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