Shared hosting heavy load & VPS billing question


I set up a forum with SMF 2 and realized that recently my forum is running slowly. Page generation timer sometimes shows that it takes 3 - 5 seconds to generate a page. Is that normal for a shared hosting?

And so, i’m thinking about upgrading into DH VPS service. I saw the prices are monthly, do they really billed monthly or i can choose to pay it yearly?

Thank you~


It depends on how many users online you have, how many sub forums, etc.
I would try to get the VPS, it’s free for a week anyway.
Also use the DO (cloud storage) to store images, that way you don’t use so much memory out of VPS.
And VPS is monthly, that’s why you gotta pay monthly.