Yep, the AMN web site has been slow for the last week or so. I’ve had this issue off and on for a couple of years with the site’s hosting company. I even told them that the problem is their database server. However, for the last few days I’ve been sending a daily email to them explaining that the site will intermittently take 30-60 seconds to load a page. Their response has been “works for me.”
Three days ago I installed a caching package which helped a lot. But today we’re in turtle mode once more.
So, I am looking for a new web host. I will be happy to accept any recommendations. The host would have to support WordPress 2.5.1 and perform well with a (and this is the tricky part) 12 megabyte MySQL database that grows about 3-4 megabytes per year.
I know there are tons of hosts out there. However even the highly rated ones seem to have issues with customer support and performance, so I don’t want to end up back in the same situation. If you have had first hand experience with a superb hosting company that can operate under the conditions stated here, please let me know.