Visitors to this blog may have noticed that it has been very slow loading recently. At best, it seems to take about 15-20 seconds for a page to load and during really busy times for my hosting company, the delay can be quite a bit longer (even a minute or more).
My sites are all hosted by iPowerWeb and after a bunch of back and forth exchanges with their support department, they have confirmed that it is a capacity issue with their MySQL database servers. The WordPress blogging software that run my blogs uses MySQL, thus resulting in the slowness.
While iPowerWeb support keeps telling me that they are working on adding additional MySQL servers to take up some of the load, they also are refusing to give me even a rough estimate for how soon this will actually happen. As a result, I’m researching other hosting companies and, hopefully, I’ll get this site migrated in the next few days. With any luck, that means that the site should start loading at normal speeds again soon.
For anyone reading this, thanks for looking in on the site, even if it does require a bit of a wait!