I posted about this a YEAR ago and even in that time, it still does not seem to be fixed.
Maybe something is going-on, but I don't see any notices on the support page, so here I am to complain...
My STATIC page (2 words + 1 image) just took 17.24 seconds to load, hence my thinking that maybe there's a problem, however...
Using the DH-provided Wordpress install, loading index.php took 32.374, 18.707, and 29.723 seconds!
Obviously, I would not be here if I was seeing the same issues on other sites (ie. slowness due to my ISP) so that is not an issue.
It's not like I'm hosting Ebay or anything -- I am just trying to load a lousy blog and it is taking forever. The problem seems to go-away during what I'd consider "off peak" hours and the database access is reasonable (although rarely "quick"), thus leading me to believe that the DB servers (or something in that chain) are completely over-loaded or broken/mis-configured somehow.
When will this issue be resolved? I've patiently been waiting for a year with very little DH use and now that I'm ready to actually do something with my site, there is still an issue that prevents reasonable use of the service. I'm using the DH-provided Wordpress, which should not contain bad databases or anything that has been offered as an excuse for the slowness in the past.
(Yes, I'm very annoyed with this, especially considering that I'm not the only one to be seeing this still according to searches on the forums).