Try Running Moodle on Amazon Web Services for Free


21nkrJAXcBL._SS150If you’re interested in giving Moodle hosting on Amazon’s cloud services a try, Jumpbox’s Moodle hosting at AWS is free for 30 days. The service uses both Amazong EC2 (Elastic Cloud) and EBS (Elastic Block Store) to host Moodle in a cloud environment serving up a totally flexible hosting scenario for your Moodle. A similar service is offered through Bitnami as well.

According to the site

The JumpBox for Moodle is a great way to get up to speed with Moodle and requires a minimal investment in time and money. Open Source Software is free but your time isn’t and JumpBox is here to help with commercial solutions to simplify the deployment and management of Open Source software on Amazon EC2.

Unfortunately the service is still installing Moodle 2.4.3 so you’ll miss out of some of the newest features in Moodle.

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  • RedHat’s Openshift is offering a similar service. Checkout the quick install instructions for a Moodle 2.5 server on Openshift infrastructure:

  • Try using the Amazon Free Tier ( It gives you 12 months (almost) free access, and is perhaps a better idea to give cloud services a try. You can run 1 EC2 machine, 1 RDS MySql database server and 1 mini Elasticache to test a minimal Moodle site.

  • Hasan Raza

    Moodle hosting on AWS is Good, but if you go for managed Moodle AWS Cloud hosting by Cloudways it’s just awesome where you get features like 1-Click setup, user friendly easy to use console, unlimited storage, managed security and prices are also very affordable as low as 7$ per month.