I hope this is in the correct category! My site is currently on a managed dedicated server and the spec is as follows- AMD Athlon 64 3,000+ 1,024 MB DDR RAM 2x80 GB hard drive (RAID1) 100 MBit data transfer speed as standard. For 100 simultaneous full website views of a typical 100 kByte website it will take 1 second, on a normal 10mbit connection it will take 10 seconds. In the last few months the site has been unavailable on a few occassions. One of these occassions I complained and received a free months hosting, worth £80 Yesterday I was on my site and there was about 250-350 members in the forum, when it started to go really slow. Then none of the pages could be displayed, but there was no error messages. One of my mods says he could ping the site I could not get on and so called my hosts, who could not fix it and had to escalate the ticket. Half an hour later and my site was still not available and so I called them back and then it was back online in about 15mins. The first guy I spoke to mentioned apache has crashed I am wondering if there is anything I can do about this? I am currently with 1and1, and they have some much better servers now. For an extra £10 per month I can upgrade to - Dual Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ cpu- 2 x 2.2 GHz memory- 2 GB DDR hard drives- 2 x 250 GB They will move all data accross to the new server, including emails etc. But they will not move the mysql databases I can't understand why they will not move these databases? I would of thought that it would be easy for them to do as there are only 4 of them. I would rather not move hosts as many charge for bandwidth and do not have 100mbit connections. any advice is most welcome.