Fist off, sorry! for the long post.
I'm seeking your expert advise on the undernoted problems with my blog viz.
1. About one and half month back, I had received an email from DreamHost (my blog hosting provider), asking me to either take my site eleswhere or move to VPS from the shared plan, becasue my blog is generating server load.
After discussing the matter with a senior executive, who assured me that once I move to VPS, things will improve. I applied for 300 MHz VPS as discussed. Even after that, the site is non-functional, because each HTTP request takes 3-4 minutes to respond and dies with "500 internal, 404, error establishing database connection" etc. errors
After moving to VPS, without actually knowing the causes of server load, I've tried to reduce load alongwith DreamHost support by removing plugins, js etc., but the load is still continues.
Finally, after considering all the issues, they've advise me to get my blog hosted at some other place and assured me to refund balance amount.
But till date, despite my various communiques, they're not responding for the last 8 days.
In the circumstances, I need your guidence on the following points:
1. My domain was registered by DreamHost as per their web hosting package. Therefore I wanted to know, whether I can transfer my "domain" to some other hosting company. Although, I've no dispute with them regarding hosting or payment of dues.
2. May I request, you to advise me the name of some web hosting company / hosting paln, for satisfactory services, based on the following stats:
MySQL Database: 45MB
No of Posts: 22,000
Web Traffic: 3-6K daily
An early response will be highly appreciated.