i've got my own dedicated server with no load. its a fast new box running FC2.
i've setup a decent wordpress site over the last 6 weeks, but recently, it just takes a long time to make any change to a page.
i ran phpmyadmin and clicked "show processes" and this is what it said:
Show Full Queries ID User Host Database Command Time Status SQL-query
Kill 1622 mt localhost mt Sleep 53 --- ---
Kill 1648 mt localhost None Query 0 --- SHOW PROCESSLIST
i kept refreshing it and saw the time count all the way up. after 53 seconds it went away and my page refreshed - it had just been sitting there after i'd hit "save"
i'm on whatever version was around 6 weeks ago, and it was running fine until about a week ago.