Right now I'm using shared hosting from ixwebhosting. As I've developed more websites for clients and continue to receive more visitors each month I have experienced a lot of "lag" and slow load times from the server.
Most of the time I'm using wordpress and jquery so basically I'm running linux, php, mysql and all the basics. I know wordpress can be resource intensive so i'm looking to upgrade.
How do I know what specs I'll need? Are there any good benchmarking tools?
Basically I just need some suggestions on how to move forward with upgrading my host to something that is able to handle 5-10 website with 5k-10k visitors a month.