Alright quick introduction; I run a forum for a gaming server. Our board statistics are not too big: There are times when we have 200-250 users hit the forums simultaneously (literally at the same time) - either when we run a competition with information on the website; or when our game server goes down for specific updates. All players insta hit the site. At this point I monitor our usage and cpus lock up at 100% and site just doesn't load. Can anyone give me any advice on what would be best to update to prevent this from happening. When run on a VPS with 2 vcpus and 4gb of ram. Just 2 days ago i bumped it to 3 vcpus and nothing... same lock-up affect... Do I need 4? Do I need to perhaps look into a different setting ? Is something configured wrong? Someone shed some light PS: We are running on a 100mbit line.