So, last night, after moving the blog to France, i realized that the site was still acting a bit slow…. so much for the server in house being under powered and over crowded… so, i asked on the Graffiti CMS forums would moving the Data backend to MS SQL Server instead of VistaDB make the site faster. And i was told yes, definitely. So, after a bit of playing around, and a lot of help from David Penton (who is a very elusive guy since i cant find his blog….) and Jayme Davis (who helped me before with setting up this site with Graffiti), the blog backend is now SQL 2005 Express! I have noticed a large speed up on some pages, queries loading faster and fewer processor spikes! also, memory usage seems to be a lot more stable.