The Comp Sci dept has provisioned me a VPS on their server at Struben.
The website is now hosted there, so it should be a lot faster, with the space and memory issues I was running into before eliminated for now.
The site is only accessible on the Rhodes Intranet for now.
There were some configuration issues with the database, but it's working for now, and I am in the process of moving over the CRON jobs from the Netherlands server.
This server again has limited space, as the dept were only able to give me 50GB of hard drive space. Currently the server has 35GB free. I am hoping that they will be willing to renegotiate once this space is filled up, so I will be adding new publications and comments for the old ones (currently only comments from IOL are being added).