Does anyone have any insight into why Dreamhost.com, while mentioned as a WordPress-friendly site, is horribly horribly slow when you are logged in to the admin dashboard and trying to update and save pages and posts? I have found Dreamhost.com to be unusable for simple everyday tasks from the dashboard.
So, I guess what I am looking for is some reasons why Dreamhost is so much slower on the backend than on the front end? On the front end I can sometimes get pages to load at a reasonable speed. But, when I am working in the backend, I get connection time outs when I am trying to save a page. It literally took me a half hour to edit 2 pages simply because I had to wait more than a minute for the edit page to reload after clicking "update", then waiting another minute for the preview page to load so I can view my changes. And when you have to do this a couple of time until you get your changes the way you want them, before you know it, it has taken a half an hour or more just to do something that should be very simple.
So tell me, what is going on in WordPress when the edit page is trying to load, or when the "update" button is pressed? What could be causing it to be so slow? I've gotten the party line from the Dreamhost support team, blah blah blah, but what I am looking for is insight into what is different between loading the edit page on the backend from loading the page on the front end by a user that is not logged in. Don't be afraid to tell me the technical details - that's exactly what I want to know. I am a developer and will probably understand what you tell me.