I can honestly say that I did not expect the server to take off quite like this! While it's a pleasant surprise to already have approximately 50 whitelisted players and 10+ concurrent players on evenings and weekends we are all noticing some performance issues. Unfortunately the 1.14.1 hotfix released by Mojang did not meet expectations.
It has been apparent to me since the start that the processing speed of the current server is lacking. We already bumped the RAM from 8GB to 24GB but now it's time for something more powerful! Using the additional funding provided by the Patreon subscribers so I can offset some of the cost I am finally upgrading us from a virtual dedicated server to a full fledged dedicated server further increasing our RAM and CPU!
The new server address is 188.8.131.52, this has also been updated in the sidebar.