I have been experimenting with Drupal on my shared hosting account. Even before I begin attempting various measures to tune performance, I have to ask: is it hopeless? The time pages take to load is unacceptable.
Or do I have to upgrade to VPS to get it to run reasonably?
Or do you think WordPress is a better bet?
I know: it depends. I am looking for decent CMS support -- let the site owners edit their own site -- and something that's not too hard to theme (so far I find Drupal fairly painful in that regard but haven't tried all that hard yet). The traffic expectation is low.
But I digress. The question is, what thoughts do you have about Drupal performance on Dreamhost shared hosting?