Note: total rookie here so please use small words accompanied by hand gestures.
So I have a little site and traffic has been growing steadily (15-20%/month) to 70+K unique visits and about 250K page views a day on shared hosting running on WP (min plugins). So when the tech guys explained that my site was crashing constantly because I had outgrown shared hosting I figured - OK that must be true. So I’m on my 1 week upgrade to VPS which is confusing to say the least.
According to my VPS usage graph I would need min=600MB of allotment now (if traffic continues to grow I figure I would need to go higher or I would be constantly dropping visits that went OVER 600 MB right)?
But I’m still confused about how/why I outgrew shared hosting. I frankly don’t understand the server logs or what they’re supposed to tell me. But when I look I see this (screen capture from daily log) with these big RED BARS which look alarming. Unsurprisingly these coincide with when the site was crashing constantly.
So my very long question is - did I literally outgrow my hosting package? Or did something strange happen those days that made it LOOK like I outgrew my package? Yes I’ve read all the troubleshooting wikis which are not helpful/way beyond my ability to comprehend.
Anybody have a similar experience? All input/advice is warmly welcome. Thanks a bunch.