Not THE WHO! Who to VPS my sites.
Looking for recommendation. I have hosted my sites since 2002 from Dedicated Servers to Shared to VPS's. My main 2 sites for traffic are
- Forum for Guns N' Roses
- Is a small torrent site for non-offcial media - live shows with permission to use media. I have 1500 regisered members.
In recent years I have been fine on a VPS 512 to 1 gig memory. 30g space is fine. and things been very fast with my previous host. but they didn't have a raid solution or a backup solution included with the price & couldn't afford to pay extra.
So last month I went to a host that I have been eying up for awhile on here. but they are telling me to upgrade already to their top vps plan. and I have had downtime for hours already. They say I get too many httpd/apache connections. They shut me down for most of the day without me knowing. I filed a ticket after many hours and then they told me they shut it down for apache connections.
This is down time for me with traffic since the band is on break so I feel I shouldn't have any problems.
Is is possible that my current host to have too many vps clients on the server? It never seemed very fast to me and I have complained. Installed APC and tried things but no help. Forum creation of pages jumps from .4 to 40.00 to even 200.00 once in awhile. Seems inconsistant. VZ seems fine most of the time with memory 30% to 40% .. with a couple spikes close to 50% in a day. cpu always fine.
So I guess my main question is
1. Could a host change ... change all this? meaning maybe the server I am on is oversold. or is this really my fault... I really don't think I have so much traffic
2. Recommendations for a vps host with fast response to simple machines forum software. yea I want it to be fast and always online.
You can check the links I posted .. traffic is pretty much always the same give or take 20 users. Keep in mind the forum statistics are from the last 80 minutes.
Current host is 512 memory cpanel with burst to 1 gig memory.
Been looking at wiredtree option, futurehost, and knownhost because of good reviews. but don't know how fast they will perform fo FANS (endusers) from all over Europe and USA.
edit again: think its fair to say I am judging speed from Athens Greece currently.