I have a forum with 31555 Posts in 2516 Topics by 1460 Members and have experienced a lot of increased traffic lately. Downside of that is that the forum is getting slow at times. Yesterday it crashed having more traffic than the MySql could handle. The forum is on a shared server, so that might explain partly this problem.
However, is there anything I can do to make it faster and to better handle increased traffic within the script itself?
Will checking the Enable compressed output help?
The Use database driven sessions is checked.