Ug…

Ug.

Well, this is the first day in about a week that I this site loads in a relatively quick time.  I’ve been begging GoDaddy for over a month now to fix the problem, and every time I get the same, canned, reply:

“We don’t notice any problems.”

I’ve sent them ping tests, trace routes and speed tests all saying the same thing — my site is too fucking slow.  And each time I hear things like:

“It might be the pictures on your blog.”   No, it’s not.  There is less than one meg of pics on any given page.  That should not make take two minutes two load.

“We can’t move you to a different server, but you may want to consider upgrading or downgrading your hosting account.”  Why, exactly, would I do that?  I want to give a company more money, when they can’t even acknowledge there’s a problem?  No sir.

I’m going to see if this speed takes for a while.  If it doesn’t, I’ve already checked out DreamHost.  They are wordpress friendly (which means they update the software when it needs to be upgraded, and I don’t have to do it myself) and they get good reviews.

It’s sad, really.  I’ve been with GoDaddy for a couple years, and I would hate to leave them, as I’ve had no problems with them up until this past March.  But I can’t possibly stay with them if they can’t acknowledge the problem.  And, at this point, I really do believe they are ignoring the problem.  A google search shows that I am far from the only person dealing with this.

We’ll see.

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Snooze

Oooh! Cool new layout. It loaded quickly, but for the past few days I’ve hardly been able to access your blog at all.

Mykl Gee

you have a blog ? sweet ! let me know if its any good.

Mitch

I have the same problem. It seems that 1 out of every 5 page loads is normal. The rest are really slow–and sometimes time out. Grrrrr.

Sparkling Red

Nice new look!

Sounds like it’s time for a move. That bites, but it’ll be better once you’re on a decent server and you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

aricblue

Funny, the Night of the Living Podcast guys just switched to Godaddy and it now takes(no shit) like 14 hours to download an hour podcast. It’s insane…