Hoping a post here may give me some ideas to get my sites working before the weekend comes and goes.
I decided to do some toying around with a fresh Drupal install on a site of mine, and noticed when I attempted the install that it generated a timeout and the install failed.
This has never happened before, so I decided to check a few of my other sites on the same server (peavey) and noticed that the other two that have some content on them were running extremely slow. 10-15 second loads on sites that normally load nearly immediately.
Sent in a support ticket and was recommended to switch from php fastcgi to regular. Didn't seem to make any discernible difference. Did send a reply, but don't expect a response to arrive until Monday.
Have attempted a few more installs fresh (always emptying out the db and reuploading files just to be safe) and the process always times out with a gateway error.
I used the link recommended to test the domains and most received grades of F across the board. Not encouraging.
The server's FTP speed is fine, but it seems that anything database related crawls. I threw up some html stuff and it seemed to load up fine, but anything with a mysql backend either times out or hangs on loading.