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.