I'll make those forum upgrades when I have the time. The server that the forum virtual machine is on, hosts about 15 other virtual machines as well. There is a lot more going on there than just this forum. Also, I don't think you have any idea how much customization has gone into this forum.
The main reason we started talking about this was because of the performance, especially while the forum backs up every hour at :07. This is actually no longer an issue now because as I was working on the server, I increased the memory from 32 GB to 256 GB of RAM. The forum now has gone from having 4 GB to 16 GB of RAM allocated to it.
As someone who codes frontend/backend frameworks, we are always under appreciated. So I get it.
I thank you for all your hard work and dedication!