I can only imagine that many of you are frustrated by the site performance issues we’ve been experiencing. For others it’s probably a welcome vacation. Either way, the performance issues are out of my control. These issues are affecting a number of servers at the hosting company, and there is nothing that I can do to improve the performance. I’ve gone as far as attempting to bribe tech support to move my site to a functioning cluster (they called me cheap). Thanks to everyone who emailed me offering technical support, and even more thanks to those who offered to help pay for dedicated hosting. A few weeks back we moved to the new hosting company in hopes of better performance, and for a while it was clearly an improvement.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that I can do to improve performance until they fix the issue. Server performance is so poor that it would literally take me daysto get a backup of the site and database. So we’re stuck here until they resolve the issues (unless they kick us off for causing the issues).
Check back on a regular basis, they’ve informed us that the issue should be resolved by the weekend (can’t expect much more from a $25/month host).