TwoScope provide value for money VLE hosting with outstanding support.

Moodle is an extremely popular Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learning Management System (LMS) or Course Management System (CMS). The system features a number of tools to allow tutors to create and manage online courses so that students can access learning resources and activities.

Courses can be created solely for online or blended learning with inbuilt social features such as forums, blogs and wikis or simply used as a way to deliver content to learners inside and out-side of the classroom.

VLE Hosting

Take the worry out of running and maintaining your virtual learning environment by allowing us to host it for you.

All of our VLE hosting packages include a fully managed Shared, VPS or Dedicated server. This means you are free to get on with whatever you need to do and can safely leave the running of your server to us.

Our Responsibilities

  • Server setup and configuration
  • Server security monitoring, updates and patches
  • Server software and Operating System updates
  • Server software and services management and monitoring
  • Server fault investigation and resolution
  • Database setup, monitoring and maintenance
  • Daily backups (VPS & dedicated servers only)

We use a UK data centre who are responsible for your server hardware and network connection. 24/7 monitoring 365 days a year ensures your server stays connected and runs as smoothly as possible.

We have a number of hosting packages for you to choose from to ensure your installation runs like clockwork. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need any help choosing the right package for your installation, we'd be glad to help.

Shared Hosting

Most VLE hosting providers will install your software on a shared hosting platform.

Whilst this can look like a cost-effective way to get your installation up and running it may not be the best option for a smooth running, fast and effective system.

Modern VLE's are powerful tools and offer huge flexibility and a rich feature set. The more powerful VLE systems become the more resource intensive they can be on the server running them.

The problem with shared hosting is that you are not guaranteed any specific server resources as these are shared across all the sites running on the shared server. If a particulary resource heavy site is 'hogging' the servers' resources there will be very little left for anything else running on the server.

For these reasons we would only recommend shared hosting for very small VLE installations, where user numbers are very low and high performance isn't an issue. Shared hosting is, perhaps, most suitable for development or 'sandbox' versions of your installation, where you can test and develop without the need for powerful server specs or speed.

We, therefore, offer an exceptional value 'one size fits all' shared hosting package:

Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

For organisations who wish to run a VLE to its full capacity in a production environment or for large numbers of users we recommend that your VLE is hosted on either a dedicated virtual private server or dedicated physical server.

Virtual Private Servers can be configured to suit the needs of your installation (number of users, amount of storage required etc). They run software in isolation from other VP servers housed on a powerful physical server. Hardware resources (CPU/RAM) are fixed and allocated from a dedicated share of the physical servers overall resources, which makes this solution a more robust alternative to shared hosting where resources are shared.

Remember all of our VPS servers are fully managed

Dedicated Physical Servers

For organisations who wish to run a VLE for large numbers of users we recommend that your VLE is hosted on either a dedicated virtual private server or dedicated physical server.

For many institutions the preferred hosting option is to have your installation on a dedicated physical server. This means your VLE installation (and any additional software you require) is housed in isolation on its own physical machine.

Our dedicated servers can be configured to suit the needs of your installation (number of users, amount of storage required etc) and run in isolation of any other hosted packages. A powerful dedicated server will ensure your installation runs like clockwork, using dedicated hardware resources as required.

Remember all of our Dedicated servers are fully managed

Our dedicated servers are highly customisable and can be configured in a variety of ways depending on your needs.

Below is a sample of our most popular dedicated server setups:

Bespoke Hosting Solutions

For organisations who require more storage space, additonal RAM or additional CPU power for large numbers of users and courses we can offer bespoke dedicated server hosting services.

Our bespoke hosting services will enable us to set up and configure our servers to meet the exact needs of your organisation.

Custom configuration options include:

  • Solid state hard drives
  • Hardware RAID
  • Additonal storage space
  • Additonal RAM
  • 1GBit/s network speed

If you would like more information on our bespoke hosting services or need to discuss your particular requirements don't hesitate to contact us.

VLE Support

With your server fully managed by us you are free to concentrate on the running and administration of your VLE without having to worry about server performance, configuration or issues.

We can, however, offer further support to help you administrate and run your VLE installation should you need additional guidance. Essentially acting as second line support we can ensure the setup of your VLE meets the needs of your learners, helping you get the most out of your VLE and maximise its potential and its day to day running.

Our Additional Support Services include:

  • Advice and assistance with course data management
  • Advice and assistance with user account management and set up
  • Configuration of your VLEs security, roles and administration requirements
  • Installation, setup and configuration of approved plugins
  • VLE platform updates
  • Second line support for any issues relating to your VLE software
  • Direct phone support 9:00am - 5:00pm UK time
  • Out of office hours email support

Our exceptional full VLE Technical Support is available for just £2,000 per annum plus VAT.

Upgrades and Migration

If you wish to change your hosting provider we can assist you in migrating the key data in your current version of your VLE to a new version on our servers.

We can also provide you with the option of migrating your data into a newer version of your VLE.

VLE Themes

While VLEs come with a number of themes you can choose from, why not allow us to create a bespoke theme for your installation.

We can incorporate your logo and colours to create a unique online experience for your users which will truly engage them and encourage their involvement.

Your installation can be themed to match your website, corporate colours and brand to really help unify your online identity.

We can design your unique theme from only £425.

VLE Training

We can offer you full and comprehensive training sessions on all aspects of your VLE. Our training sessions, which we can structure to meet the needs of your organisation, can be delivered in-house or online.