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    I have a small forum:

    Threads: 50,222,
    Posts: 499,905,
    Members: 51,127,
    Active Members: 2,770

    With average 30-50 members and 150-200 guest on at any given time.

    Load jumps out of control at times. One minute it's running fine and the next load is 100+ with the server nearly crashing.

    We switched to litespeed which helped a lot but then we had cron issues (cron wouldn't run).

    We switched back to Apache (cgi-fcgi) and it seems any little increase in traffic or bot activity and the server has a panic attack.

    And yes, it is a dedicated server.

    PHP 5.3.3
    PHP Memory Limit 128.00 MB
    MySQL Version 5.1.73
    MySQL Packet Size 64.00 MB

    I have a server admin who helps with the server. Personally I know very little about system administration.

    It's stressing me out. Are there services I can go to that I can pay to either optimize things or suggest some fixes to make the server more stable?

    Any suggestions for what I can do?

    Thanks much for any feedback.

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    Upgrade vBulletin to 3.8.8. Then upgrade PHP to 5.4.X and MySQL to 5.5.X. You'll also probably want to look into installing Memcache on your server and using it for your datastore cache.
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    Wayne Luke
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