We have a News website, 5-10 articles added daily, we keep them all.
We have constant 500 server error and 401 Error.
Word press, latest updates installed.
DreamHost was chosen as number 2 recommended hoster by WP.
Currently we use 17 plugins and custom-made theme:
Contact Form 7
PHP Speedy WP
Performance Optimization: Order Styles and Javascrip
Really Simple CAPTCHA
TPC! Memory Usage
Twitter for WordPress
W3 Total Cache
WP Facebook Like
Here is our Memory report:
Usage Sample: 53.45MB (21%)
Peak Usage: 53.56MB (21%)
All-Time: 71.41MB on 7/13/11 @ 7:12 am (shutdown)
Load Averages: 0.9 0.95 0.88
WP Memory Limit: 1024M
PHP Memory Limit: 90M
DreamHost gives us undisclosed amount of memory on shared hosting and we are hitting 500 server error and 401 Error.
We did most of optimization recommended by DH. Nothing helps.
DH pushed for VPS. We do not have money to do it.
Our developers blame everything on WordPress where "all plugins are conflicting" and recommend to move to paid CMS or Drupal, at least.
Any suggestions? Maybe someone would recommend hosting company where allocated memory "is disclosed"?
Again, at least at this time we are not moving to VPS or dedicated hosting because we are not making any $$ from the website...