Looks like the site has already begun the switchover to private hosting — web hosting has migrate, and MySQL should follow soon. I’m not really sure how this is going to work out, though, so please do not hate me if things suddenly go to crap around here. With luck, they’ll improve… if they get worse, though, please feel free to complain on the forums. You know, assuming they’re still working.
Edit: Uh, wow. At least so far, the main site’s performance has improved dramatically. Hopefully the same will hold true for Talking Time once the other changes take effect. Dear subscribers, you are awesome and make awesome things happen.
Edit again: Man, you guys are resource hogs, apparently. Maybe this isn’t going to work out.
Edit edit edit: OK, I think I’ve reached a point where the server is, dare I say it, stable and fast. We’re still waiting on the database stuff for the forums, but I think the difference in site performance is already appreciable. Peak GameSpite traffic always comes Tuesday around noon for some reason, so I’ll keep running at the current level until then and adjust as needed based on how things pan out after the traffic rush from the weekly updates. Anyway, if everyone goes well, maybe I can start making a reality of some of my Grand Plans. We shall see! Thanks again for the support, and for your patience while I try to sort out what works best.