What service to use?

Started by Mycrib, Jun 16, 2022, 02:49 PM

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MycribTopic starter

I am trying to find a forum on which I can ask a question about quality sites for hosting a 'website' for the alumni of a program I ran. We are talking about 300 users, or less, and i would like them to be able to keep their personal information up to date and post something to the group (and I expect only one or two dozen posts per year). Keeping the cost very low is also important.

If you have a suggestion, great! More importantly, any suggestions as to a site where I can post this query? Thanks.
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Sevad

Off hand, LinkedIn seems like a good idea. I just checked and they have Groups, so you should be able to find a mechanism that works for you.

I'm retired so I don't use LinkedIn, but those I know that aren't retired, recommend it strongly for Networking. My point is: your alumni should probably be there anyway, so it is "two birds with one stone".
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Рупорт

Just about anything should work for such low requirements.

Don't spend more up front than you can stand to lose and make sure to keep your own off-provider backups no matter who they are or what they promise.
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Austin

Honestly speaking, this is something you can accomplish with WordPress or Moodle. The simplest setup would just to have a mailing list with transactional emails sent via Amazon SES, MailGun, or another provider specializing in email delivery.
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MariaK

Among the most popular hostings that inspire confidence, I can recommend Bluehost, Hostgator, Ionos. I looked at the current rates and they seemed to me very reasonable in price. As for the placement of your ad, I can recommend the same thematic forums, communities in social networks, blogs.
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Ravina123

There is the plugin for integration between WordPress and Moodle "Edwiser Bridge" https://edwiser.org which also provides a "Single Sign on" extension which provides end users with the ability to enter a single username and password on a WordPress site and gain access to WordPress as well as Moodle at the same time. https://edwiser.org/bridge/extensions/single-sign-on/

Setting up moodle before installation is done using the config-dist.php file. You need to rename it to config.php and change the settings in a text editor. To work with the MySQL DB, you will have to find the line with $CFG->dbtype and write

$CFG->dbtype = 'mysqli';
Now about register globals. When installing you may see You must set register_globals=off - how do I do that? Personally, I did not succeed in doing that through .htaccess, but it turned out as follows. I created a php.ini file with UTF-8 encoding. You can put it in the root of the site, but this does not always help, it helped me - put it in cgi-bin - this folder is automatically created in the public_html folder on the hosting I used for moodle. This file looks like

register_globals = 0
display_errors=0
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