The issues I had with my host are resolved so you should not notice any more “unexpected occurrences” with the up-time of the server. The server is running with no issues from what I could see.
I have also added about 10-12 people to the whitelist with the intention that 5-6 will stay. I will continue to add to the whitelist until we reach 15-20 during peak times. Currently, we are about 8-12. As of this post, we have 48 people on the whitelist and 31 are members, donors, and mods.