I am far from an "expert" in coding, I can manage basic stuff, a little bit of hard coding, but when it comes to in-depth server management, I really am clueless. My websites are very database heavy, and from previous problems, we switched both our hosting and MySQL to VPS.
and everything was working great, the VPS panel gave nice reporting so I knew where to set my RAM levels and everything was working smoothly.
THEN, for a reason that I have never been given other than "we're still developing it", they switched to the useless panel and no reporting. I don't even know how much RAM I'm needing to plan for because the useless graph doesn't even show how much cached memory i'm using.
So with some google assistance, I used sudo access to install PS Manager, and once again, everything was running smoothly.
NOW, with barely two weeks notice, that is gone and i'm back to crashing websites.
We also use a lot of storage space because of the file transferring features that we have for our customers. (I run the sites for 5 print/copy centers) because of this the DreamCompute was not a cost effective option. Oh, and they really don't have a solution for what to do with my MySQL VPS hosting.... at least, the support convo I had was less than helpful.
so, mostly a big rant, but open to any suggestions anyone might have...