To say that the last 48 hours have been nerve-wracking, does not begin to do justice to the events that have transpired around here.
On January 2nd, per advice from our hosting service, we moved our sites to a more powerful server.
Come Monday morning, the sites were all dead.
After many failed attempts by the hosting company to bring the sites back to life, they came up with a solution: "we highly recommended to get VPS hosting or Dedicated hosting for this kind of websites loads that you have." [as copied from email they sent]
Knowing that the sites were running fine back on January 1st, before the server upgrade, doing another upgrade doesn't make any sense. Besides, our banker reminded us that we don't have $2,500 for yet another upgrade.