Hey guys (and gals), I have some hosting questions if the community could help me out. Some of my sites have just blowing up lately and my current Hostgator VPS can't handle it. I have been on the phone with HG and have submit a bunch of tickets. I just upgraded my HG VPS to level 7 and it really made no difference in load time, which was almost double what I had before. I know that these VPS systems are way over advertised as far as what you actually get so now I'm thinking I need to go to a fully dedicated server with HG. HG also said they would transfer everything I have hosted on my VPS to the new dedicated box for free. I only run WP, and I know how touchy it can be if anything is not done perfectly. If they mess up my transfer I'm F. So my questions.. Current setup: HG VPS Level 7 with cPanel 4.24GHZ,3168MB Ram, 165GB Disk,2250MB Bandwith My traffic is about 5-7K per day on 1 site with many small thumbnails and news articles. No video or anything crazy like that. My other 80 sites really dont pull much traffic at all, maybe 1-30 each a day. But one important thing is that they all pull news from other sources and this ties up lots of server I believe. I have them set to all different intervals throughout the day so they are not killing each other all at the same time. After the upgrade the HG admin told me that I really should be on their fully dedicated boxes. He told me with the amount of traffic I run I should be on their top dedicated box which is $374/m! Ouch!! Do I need this? Here are the specs on the four boxes: Basic: $179 Intel Xeon 3040 (Dual Core) 1 GB DDR2 Memory 250 GB Hard Drive 1,500 GB Bandwidth 5 Dedicated IPs Standard: $219 Intel Xeon 3110 (Dual Core) 4 GB DDR2 Memory 2 X 250 GB Hard Drive 1,500 GB Bandwidth 13 Dedicated IPs Elite: $279 Intel Xeon 3210 (Quad Core) 4 GB DDR2 Memory 2 X 500 GB Hard Drives 2,500 GB Bandwidth 13 Dedicated IPs Pro: $374 Intel Xeon 3450 (Quad Core) 8 GB DDR2 Memory 2 X 500 GB Hard Drives 2,500 GB Bandwidth 13 Dedicated IPs I still don't think I need the best box, and seriously can't afford it at this time. Hopefully when my sites grow and I can see some real revenue I will be able to grab the best box. So what does everyone suggest? I am open to hear any feedback. And as always thank you BHW!