We have 1 Gigabyte of RAM and 2 Gigabyte Dual XEON processors. Linux is known for Xtreme speed and multitasking superiority.
I have done a lot of research lately looking for things that will slow down this website. It turns out that many HUGE photos have bloated and clogged the storage and bandwidth.
Photos should not be any larger then 100 KB. With .jpg compression it is easy to make photos 22KB. I found photos over 1,300KB (1.3MB) in the photo directory. All photos over 300 KB have been deleted. I have also decided to delete all duplicate photos. Storage is long term and cost a monthly fee. As you may have figured out, storage only gets larger & larger.
Michael - this is by far my favorite site on the web. It runs great, and is a wonderful place to gather with friends who share a common interest. I appreciate all you have done, and continue to do, to make this work. Thanks so much! Paul