Hmm budget what’s that, lol.... My site is a good money maker so spending some money is ok with me, of course cheaper is better.
I looked at http://www.liquidweb.com they are $60 a month for a decent amount on a VPS plan.
I did sign up for the VPS (managed) on gator ($40.00 a month) the other night the level 3 plan (which now I am thinking about cancelling). Now I have the VPS loaded but feel completely overwhelmed after logging in and looking at the control panel. The guy on the phone says they will merge my files over but there may be additional cost to it but they won’t know till I open a ticket and start the process.
After talking to the folks at Liquidweb they seem like they are very helpful and will set it all up for me but the issue I am having with them is I cannot seem to get a straight answer on MySql.
Example Hostgator says unlimited MysQL databases (sure that’s an overseller)
Liquidweb says they will do all they can to get my MySql loaded to my VPS with then, lol what the hell does that mean ?
Which is what has started this new headache in my life.
I know very little about this stuff and everything I know I have taught myself over the last 2 years. I put up a site on 10/10/11 that is basically SMF based and now I have over 2500 members and I am burning a minimum of 140GB of bandwidth a month.
I switched file folders on my server the other night to put it on the correct domain name then the next day I did a MySql back up and my back up file 3 days earlier was 42MB then the new back up was only 14MB (ooops something went wrong somewhere) after having the busiest weekend yet.
Talking to some people on SMF forums I feel like the issue is with Go Daddy and I am at a complete lost now.
I know I need to move to VPS plan if after 3 months I am all ready burning that kind of bandwidth but really I had no clue this would happen and now clue how to solve the issue without killing my customers with downtime etc…..
Help I am slamming my head into the desk and the people at the local liquor store are starting to know me by my first name now and sleep is so missed in my life right now.
Ok thanks for listening I am sure this was not the reply anyone would expect to see but sometimes one needs to just type/vent. Ok coffee and nodose pills are running low need a refill.