I have a few big sites, had my fair share of hosting troubles and been in this scene since 1998. However, i still dont know much about co-location, dedicated servers, racks and hardware performance/specs etc.
I'm currently sponsored
with a Linux Cpanel/WHM reseller shared plan to host all my sites. This was fine until i released my new project a few months ago. Now the site is growing at a massive rate (500-1000+ members a day -+- 150,000+ page views a day). Its a friends/community site!
Because of this, the site has become very slow the database can hardly keep up with the demands. Which forces me to post this message, pondering about its future.
I'm a university student, and still fighting my way financially. Thats the reason why i've always been on shared hosting plans. Also im kinda scared about upgrading - since its all new to me if i move to the next level. Recently, i've put adverts on the sites to see how much money they can generate to pay for a better hosting. Unfortunatly its nowhere near enough to help me upgrade.
What do you suggest? I dont know what to do, and i hate to let all my members down like this.