I run a xenforo forum using the following stats:
~10k pageviews daily
~500 concurrent visitors to the site during busy periods - usually once a week from march-october
~ We have over 100 addons installed, but currently utilising upto 60 odd at any given time.
My current host advises me that we are on a 'special' shared hosting package (that we get via sponsorship/their link on our footers in exchange). By shared i mean that there are only a couple of other businesses on the same server im assuming. They also told me its 4CPU, 16GB Ram, 200GB SSD.
Personally the host has been fairly good with us. No major issues and no downtime. However as the site is growing we are utilising more and more resources. I dont like opening up resource usage stats and seeing memory errors once in a while (when we are currently in a slow period).
As such I am open to moving hosts.
Budget is upto $50 a month. Ideally a VPS, with root access. Ideally with some control panel program so i can see resource and other stats.
The host needs a datacentre in Australia or New Zealand - that is a primary concern. Not interested in US companies which have high pings from Oceania.
Any recommendations of hosts/plans? Any additional suggestions?
Maybe some of the Aus based community members like @Mouth or @Anthony Parsons have any suggestions?