The problem was that it was rather cheap, and other than these issues, they have been relatively stable, with the occasional rare glitch here and there (Which is of course perfectly acceptable as these things happen).
Anyhow, unfortunately to fall foul of the same thing twice within 9 months after assurances has put me on edge, so I may need to spend a little more and look for another host. Cloud hosting is preferable, only because it's less "hands on" and cheaper then other managed solutions. Would rather UK or at the very least European hosted.
The whole forum runs with no advertising, and on donations only, so the cost needs to be reasonable. around 700 members (at most 30 or 40 at the same time) the cloud/account needs to be able to host around 5 or 6 sites (The others are nowhere as big). Currently 110Mb sql and around 4gb of files, less than 100gb of bandwidth per month.
Anyone any suggestions please???
Many thanks (I'm off back to pulling my hair out!)