Does anyone else see atrocious performance when using WordPress on Dreamhost? If so, do you have any pointers as to how one might get a site to load in under 15 seconds?
Tech Support have offered very little other than laughably basic recommendations (like ‘turn on the caching system’ etc.)
Every instance of WordPress I have running on their boxes takes upward of 10 seconds to load when I first hit the site. This is appalling. Once I hit the site the first time, the cache kicks in and we are down to about 1-2 seconds per page load.
I’d guess at some issue with the mySQL connection or resolving the mySQL host internally - but who knows?
It certainly is NOT my connection or local DNS.
Any pointers, people? Thanks!