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Why Prestashop needs improvement for large application?

I have worked with Prestashop 1.6 long enough to know inside/outside of the application and even I developed few modules myself, all is simple and great but in small scale. My application is big, I am talking about millions rows in database. Two databases weight almost 18G (see the picture).

One day at 2AM I received a notification that my website/application is down. I looked at the server the application seems OK but the databases gone crazy big, (see the picture) it has gone from 18G to over 90G less than 6 hours. 
Since there was almost none free space left on the server, all server running really slow even I could not restart NGINX. All was frozen. All my websites/applications run on dedicated server on UKFast, so none of websites would work because all is glued together. 
There are many issues here, e.g. the server infrastructure is wrong (I know that already), there should be monitoring service in place which there was no such thing (I know that too) etc. but why this happened,…

Why I don't have social media account?

Just to be clear, I do not have any social media accounts except LinkedIn. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. 
I used to use some of them but I dropped them all before 2013 and now I am clean for over 4 years. I kept LinkedIn because I use for business contact only.
Today, I came cross this video and found quite interesting as I agree with what he says. 

I always said, the social media website/app specially Facebook and Instagram are just a game. It's funny how some users write the fake status which they don't believe it themselves but other believe it and vice versa. 
If you are making money or adding value to your life by using these apps, then use it otherwise don't kid yourself and just get rid of them, simply. I know it's hard in the beginning but trust me, it worth it, you are not alone.