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.