I've spend some time reading through all these threads and they're very helpful, so as someone who doesn't have much knowledge about server needs, I thought I'd seek some advice.
My website (it's a silly, little--but popular) General Hospital fansite that provides lots of image and video downloads (uses Wordpress and Coppermine scripts) is currently hosted at Yahoo! Small Business on their shared server. I've recently experienced much frustration as the site has seemed to outgrown the shared server they provide.
Because Yahoo! has "unlimited" bandwidth usage, they are unable to determine the amount of bandwidth I use per month. All I know is that the error logs state that I sometimes have about 100-150 simultaneous connections and that is not supported by Yahoo!
I'm looking at Dreamhost as a possible new host, though I'm going to assume that their shared hosting also wouldn't be able to handle this kind of usage.
I cannot get the DH dedicated server, as I do not have the knowledge to manage it myself, but does anyone know if a VPS would work in my case? I know I don't have my stats, but from experience??
Also, I do host images and videos...would DH consider those a infringement of their TOS? I definitely would not want my site to be deleted if I move over.
Thanks for any help!