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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Snooze, thanks! I like the layout of this theme, and it’s slowly coming along. I also hope that the speed will stay consistent as it has the past two days. 🙁

    Mykl, I owe you a call, brother.

    Mitch, yeah, man. And it only started the beginning of March.

    Sparks, thanks!! True on the server. I’m waiting and seeing.

    Aric, I feel for them. Tell them that to expect making a lot of calls. (I will say all of the GoDaddy reps were pretty damn nice and professional, but you will definitely feel like you are getting the runaround, especially when EVERYONE tells you that your site is slow…except GoDaddy. :lol:)

    It seems to be running a LOT faster the past couple days. But I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.