So, after a rough few days, most everything is back to normal for this site and the other sites attached to it. I had to move from a semi-shared host to a dedicated server and there was some confusion and miscommunication about DNS settings which made two sites run at the same time for a period of 1.5 days. I have consolidated the comments and content from the old site over here, so everything should be back.
*I thank you for your patience and it should have been smoother than what it was.*
I believe this move is an interim step while I move it to another place which will allow for unlimited growth without destructive server upgrades. But I won't undertake that for a couple of months.
This is not a small step but one I had to take. I also tripled the hosting costs I pay to host this site. I was reaching the point where I could not grow the site anymore without switching. I was tired of hobbling the site to play nice with the host. I won't blame the host, because I had a plan which was a semi-shared account and the site had outgrown it. There is plenty of overhead now to run the site at full steam and have a full set of features.