My little site had lost it zip in Hostgators shared hosting. It was good for a while but since I've seen a decent growth in membership and activity some of the new car smell, responsiveness and zip had gone away. I moved to a dedicated server on URLJet. The process was a lot better than expected. Shut down site at 5PM to start move. Attempt cPanel backup but keep getting error that it's larger then 4GB. Call Hostgater and ask whats up only to be told there is a limit in cPanel of 4GB and I'll need to ftp the files one by one. Nah, that can't be right, search "4GB limit cpanel" and the very first item is from the cPanel forums about Hostgator folks asking what the deal is. The cPanel people say it's a limit created by Hostgator. Call Hostgator back, point out this little fact and they say yet we do put that limit on the account. Ask for a little help to expand, after 10 min on hold I get a no. Ask to go to level 2, they say no, tell me to move files 1 by 1 via ftp for a backup or since they do a backup once a week on Sunday I can have access to that file, from the previous week. Means I'd lose a week of stuff. With no joy from Hostgater we proceed to move files the old fashioned way. Took until about 2 am. Make the DNS changes and within an hour or so I'm zipping along with the new server. A few small issues to fix and in bed at 5AM with a fully functional site again. The site is decidedly zippier now, sorta like driving a MINI on a crisp day when the air is cool and the engine just purrs. Plus being on a dedicated server I have full access to back end to really screw stuff up now!