CMS Farms

Are you running a CMS tutorial or demonstration?

Get a server that contains a farm of multiple Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal instances so you can teach and demonstrate. Overcome the limitations and hassles of your onsite systems without compromising on security.

Noxidsoft is a local Queensland business always looking for ways to provide innovative solutions for their fellow business entreprenuers, the 3 levels of government and schools.

What does a typical farm include:

  • Cloud space with a dedicated IP address
  • Access to all databases
  • Users have their own login and website space so they don't impede each others work
  • JTutor website space for the tutor seperate from users for "follow my example" teaching
  • NodeTeam website space for team collaboration on a single project which already has a login for each student
  • Website spaces for 5, 10, 20 users
  • Includes a raw install with or without sample data, nothing added by us, no hidden functionality
  • Monthly or daily access options
  • Daily backups on request
  • Branding on the landing page that includes your corporate logo
  • 100% Money back guarantee* if found unsuitable after the first tutorial that you run

Which CMS's do we cover (each student/users gets their own website space):

  • Your choice of Joomla 1.5.x, Joomla 2.5.x or Joomla 3.x.x (this changes with security updates and lifecycle)
  • The latest version of Wordpress
  • The latest version of Drupal
  • Or, your choice of any other CMS you prefer as long as it runs on Apache, MySQL and MySQL (LAMP)

Setup of the typical Joomla CMS 5 node farm looks like this:

JTutor - Administrator / Frontend - Single user signon for tutor - useful to work with node users through demonstrations, test extensions, tryout templates
NodeTeam - Administrator / Frontend - Multi signon for all nodes and JTutor already setup ready for team collaboration by using the original signon credentials given for each node and JTutor
Node1 - Administrator / Frontend - Single user signon for student personal work
Node2 - as above
Node3 - as above
Node4 - as above
Node5 - as above

Prices follow:

  • 5 node farm     = $120 per month
  • 10 node farm   = $127 per month
  • 20 node farm   = $139 per month
  • 20 node daily   = $110 per day otherwise if a monthly scheme doesn't suit
  • Daily backup    = $10 flat fee on request, covers duration you have a farm for
  • Add a domain   = $12 for .com
  • Farms required larger than 20 users are better clustered, just talk to us about your options
  • Demand has called for farms requested on Windows IIS, but are available at a higher rate and depends on your choices, you will need to let us know what you have in mind by special request so we can quote accurately
  • All prices are in Australian** dollars (AUD) and GST inclusive

Get started:

Email a real person (link) - Let us know the dates, CMS prefered and farm quantity required. Check if you need us to do backups, otherwise you can do it yourself, we recommend using an extension called Akeeba (link) (Joomla only) which is great for students to capture all their work after the course / demonstration is complete.

* DOES NOT apply to $110 per day option as this really counts as a setup fee, so it is non-refundable
** Farm leases are open to Australian based business and residents only

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