Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..
What is it you are trying to do with the attributes? are you meaning the backend database is slow or overall the whole thing is slow?.
What do you attributes look like? I just added about 15000 types to one of my databases...
I have 1500 items, 1500 lines option values, 5000 lines attributes. I built up apache server with the qualifications mentioned above. I do add the products in my local server, dump from database, copy-paste to sql window and go. I do add attributes in word by copying and changing the lines..
1- for faster reaching to attributes, which options do I check or edit(win98)?.
2- what is your recomendation for html editor?.
I dont know which way you are doing it for #1,.
For #2 you could search for and download phpedit..
I have 5000 lines in products attributes and I can not reach the database (execution time). I have 2.0 amd, 256 ram. what I have to do for reaching..
Try backin gup your DB and opening it in an html editor. Make your changes there and re-upload to your server via the Admin DB manager..