I'm running WP 2.1, PHP 4.3.11, and MySQL 4.0.27, hosted on GoDaddy.
My site was running fine for the first week. I have about 20 posts, maybe 10 categories, and just a few comments. There is nothing multimedia intensive that would cause the site to load slowly. The bandwidth to the server is fine, since I can FTP large files without issue.
For some reason, WP has become incredibly slow today, for no obvious reason. Every page, including admin pages, take between 15 and 30 seconds to load. I've tried going back to the default theme, deactivating all plugins, and playing with the options. Nothing has made a difference.
Now, I was looking at MySQL processes while trying to load a page. I noticed several "sleep" commands in the current SQL process list. Some of these sleep commands stay there for up to 6 seconds. Are these normal, or is something wrong? The database is so small, there is no reason for any of the queries to take more than a second.
Does anyone know what the problem might be? ANY ideas would be very much appreciated...