Argh, I sent a reply, but realized only yesterday that it was a do not reply email ... SO, here's the gist of what I replied:
ei cogdog --
I gave the site a few minutes but it never loaded for me. It's not really
possible to diagnose the issue or point fingers at GoDaddy (though I have bad
experience and mojo with them). The size of the site is not a problem, my
wordpress site has about 5000 posts and no problem like this.
Try it today, maybe it loads. I can get it to load, but with long delay times. I
find it strange that, looking at the CPU stats, that they go to minimum when I'm
logged into C-Panel and poking around on the blog (meaning loading pages and
such), and immediately before I log in, the stats show that I'm maxing resources
out -- with, say, 10 visits recorded in the WP stats a day! ... (THis is what
makes me really suspicious about GoDaddy -- I am sure that I am a non-profitable
customer and that they would do anything to get me to leave!)
(Compare to the rest of the site http://tech-no-mad.net/ which is built from the
html/php w/ the old PMachinePro -- it loads fast. The blog is in a sub-directory
of the public_html dir)
There are some general things I can suggest, but this is just guesswork.
understood, thanks for your time...
- If you have access to your database via something like phpMyAdmin, it's
worth running an optimization on your tables as well as running a check on
the tables. The database connection is the bottleneck yes, but not always
done, all tables checked, optimized, repaired (no repair needed), no change
just a single fix. Tables do sometimes go kaput and can hang your site. -
Plugins can cause conflicts and havoc. The only way to sort this out is (if
you can access your Wordpress admin dashboard), try disabling them all, and
reactivate them one by one. If you find one that seems to trigger the long
wait, well at least you know the source. - Or you can check if there are
done, no change
problems with the theme. Switch your theme to the default twenty-fourteen or
twenty-fifteen and see of that makes a difference.
no change (although the site is not structured with page menus, rather with
tags/categories menus, so with the standard themes, it is almost unusable...)
If you can at least log into your site (and it looks like you should, since
http://tech-no-mad.net/blog/wp-login.php brings up a login screen) thats a
good sign. I can take a peek if you are willing to create me an admin
And, BTW, I turned off all robots to the entire site awhile back...
I may go with the admin access later, but try checking the site now fwiw, and go
from there. I need to do some things to it as I tweaked the CSS and it's causing
a gap to show up on the drop-downs...
Always something! This site has been online since 1994 -- first raw html, then
frames, then PMachine Pro, then WP, then WP with a current theme...