My blog is slow.
I thought maybe it was my connection or the server performance... so I uploaded a test file around 15 megs and then downloaded it directly from my site. It flew down the pipe at a blazing speed of 300 KB/sec, and the server offered up the file instantly. Likewise, I emptied my cache and browsed around the site's images to see if raw images would be served up slowly like the blog, and they served up really fast.
I thought, "Maybe it is a plugin." But WordPress's admin pages - any of them - sometimes report that they are taking around 30 seconds to be generated. The admin pages aren't affected by plugins that aren't aimed at the admin pages. I'm not talking about just the dashboard, but manage pages, manage posts, etc etc are slow - very slow.
My blog is at http://www.24fightingchickens.com
The strange thing is, it was generating pretty quickly this morning. it seems to slow down around lunch time and then stay slow all day long. :(
Any suggestions? Do I need a new web host despite my successful tests of the network connection speed and the server response times?
Is there something in particular they ought to be doing that they aren't I could tell them about?
Or is WordPress just a snail?