Would you recommend that I buy a dedicated IP? I've thought about it, but I didn't really know whether it was worth it or not, but if users cannot access the forums at a sufficient speed I guess I am obliged to do thatSeems fine to me.
I would need a test account to check how it is when logged in but I don't anticipate it being any different.
I suspect the problems will be down to the shared server you are on.
I don't know whether my hoster offers VPS, I'll try to find out.That's a decision only you can make.
A VPS is more expensive but you do have more control over it (root access) and shouldn't encounter issues related to slowing down, etc., assuming of course you have sufficient resources available.
Well if the slowness is only for a handful of users, that doesn't seem like a software bug.Also, apparently they only experience slowness when they're logged in.. I don't fully understand this yet..
I've realised that it's the site And no they are not discouraged; but if I copied the entire contents of my forum onto my new server would it work? I'm kinda new to having a websiteWell if the slowness is only for a handful of users, that doesn't seem like a software bug.
I'm gonna ask this, but it's very unlikely that it's true:
Are these users discouraged?
I don't think I'm very good at choosing hosters xD But I believe I've made the right choice this time.There are so many factors involved, especially considering you're on a shared server. It could be a PC-related problem, it could be that the server you're on (not necessarily your site) is under heavy load, it could be the distance from the client's PC to the server.
You can, by all means, try using a new server and see if that helps.
I see Thank you for your assistance in this matter.How can I move my installation to a different host?
Backup the existing database and server files. Copy them to the new server and update the library/config.php file with the new database details. Lastly, update the Board URL in the ACP -> Options -> Basic Board Information, if it has changed.