My current host is being a real pain and they disabled my site without any prior warning stating that the site uses a lot of CPU.
This is what they said: "Your account has been abusing CPU resources for an extended period of time and has been disabled in order to ensure continued performance stability of the account and server. CPU seconds used in the past hour: 3127.71000000001, 87% CPU".
This is all fine, but you are at-least supposed to give your client one day's warning. These guys just shut the site down without any warning which is very unprofessional. Let's just say they are the gator guys. I was on their reseller plan.
Anycase, I am planning to move my site to another service provider Hawkhost as they fall within my budget, but I am confused about which plan to chose between their Semi-Dedicated and VPS plans.
My site runs a Wordpress along with a Xenforo forum. The forum has around 100 members and around 35 to 40 active members on a daily basis.
Given this situation, should I go for the semi-dedicated plan or the VPS plan? Their Standard VPS plan offers 512 MB of RAM and 'equal share' CPU. Would this be enough?
Their semi dedicated plan says that it offers 2 CPU cores and 50 concurrent mysql connections.
I am not sure which plan to go for. Hopefully they are not as bad as the gator guys to put sites down without any prior warning.
I also looked at digitalriver as well but it looks kinda confusing to set-up especially for a noob like me so I am planning to stick with a regular a hosting company for the time being. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.