Hello, I installed wordpress on my Dreamhost account several days ago using their "1-Click Install." For the first little while, everything was running according to plan, but then, a day or so later, things started getting slow. Very, very slow.
Non-WP files load fine, but WP-Admin, posting, and editing pages, as well as the WP blog files themselves have, at times, been taking as long as 10 minutes to load.
I contacted Dreamhost to see if there was a known issue with the MySQL server, and there wasn't. They recommended I install the wp-cache plugin, which I did. Some threads I'd found suggested setting the cache to up to 12 hours. I did that, and, for an hour or two, at least, things seemed to improve, but now I'm right back where I started.
Is there a better way for me to configure wp-cache? Or is there something specific that I can ask Dreamhost to fix?
As Dreamhost heavily advertises WordPress, I figure it //ought// to run smoothly, but it just isn't. I'm at my wit's end, right now. Has anyone had a similar experience with Dreamhost specifically, and is there anything I or DH support can do to resolve this?
Thanks so much.