A New Host Maybe?

I have been feeling for quite some that the performance of my blog was dragging.  I just implemented a new plugin to do caching and it seems to help a little.  However, the internal tool, where I type and do publishing is slow as well.  Obviously, I want things to be speedy.

For the last 6+ years I have been a BlueHost.com customer.  They are cheap and had what I needed, so I didn’t complain.  The previous host Lunarpages.com was a nightmare.  Things went down and the UI was awful.  They may have improved, but they lost my business forever.

I created a support ticket and they responded that there is nothing they can/will do.  They said I had alot of plugins and therefore WordPress is slow.  I don’t buy it.  I think I am on a slow machine and they just hope I shut up.  They were polite, but they didn’t solve my problem.  The blog is slower than I  think is appropriate for my setup.

To find out, I am going to try to setup a MediaTemple GS account.  I will put my blog on it and test the performance.  If the same number of plugins performs better,  I will switch.  Then it becomes a massive pain in the butt to do a host switch.  Ugh.  I am not looking forward to that.

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