Linode and Drupal expert Wanted.
I need to hire an expert who can optimize my current website.
Issues are page delivery speed and the occasional notice of site overloading. It also sometimes crashes and requires a reboot.
The website is a drupal 6 installation.
Please contact me via email
If you still want to get an expert, you'd narrow your search if you gave more details about your current setup (i.e. linode size, distro, drupal setup, plugins, web engine, number of hits, etc. etc.).
Mysql, Nginx, php-fpm+APC, and cloudflare will give you a drupal setup that can handle plenty of load. Even more if you have enough RAM left to put the drupal cache in APC.
First things first - Is the normal drupal caching on? Because that alone makes a big difference.
That being said, optimized software is always a good things and 2bits.com is pretty much my go-to guide for Drupal performance. Make sure you've tried all the tricks and methods 2bits has blogged about extensively.
After that point, then maybe you do want to hire someone.