If you have noticed some really sad load speeds on my site the past couple of weeks please bear with me. I don’t know what is going on. I’ve contacted my host numerous times about the issue and they are claiming my site loads fine.
I’m experiencing load times anywhere from 13 seconds to 5+ minutes. Even the google site speed tool can’t reach my site half of the time :(
I’ve also gotten Internal 500 errors, as well as errors connecting to my DB, where the site will not load at all.
Now, I’ve personally taken every step I can to make sure it is not something I’m doing. I’ve disabled all plugins, and re-enabled each one by one. Reset my theme to twentyeleven. WordPress is updated to the current version. I’ve removed outside scripts (Woopra, Google Analytics, Buy Sell Ads, Typekit) and nothing has changed the performance.
The thing is sometimes it loads quick, 2-3 seconds and than most others it’s taking minutes. And, to further my point it’s not just cssgirl.com that is loading slow like this. My other sites using WordPress and a database are also running slow (even if it’s a completely separate database). I’ve pointed this out in several different tickets to my host and they claim it’s just me, or latency…
But, should I be expecting latency every single day? No. I think not. I’m at the point now where I’m very, very, very disappointed in my host and seriously considering moving to another provider that I have other sites hosted on.
Also, I’m running this exact site locally on my macbook pro using MAMP with no load issues whatsoever. Furthermore, I also can’t load phpmyadmin for this site either – making me really believe there is some issue with my database or the server it’s being stored on.
If do not get a resolution to this issue this time around, I will be porting my site over to another host where this should not happen ever again.
I really hate to call my host out on this as they have been pretty good for the past 3 years I have used them, but the fact that I filed tickets about this same thing months ago and it’s not being resolved is really upsetting to me.
Same exact issue I’m still having today, February 26th, 2012.
So, please bear with me until this is resolved. The site may be loading fine for you – or like many of my twitter friends who confirmed right now it’s taking 13-15+ seconds to load.
I’m going to try some more things while I wait for my host to respond to try to help out this issue.