Slow responsive website from home & from work



Hi, I live in Alexandria Virginia & have a 5 mbit cox cable connection at home that is very fast. I work downtown in Washington DC where we have dual T1 lines here in the office. Both connections aren’t FIOS or anything, but they’re reasonably fast. That being said, I get significant lags/ping times when trying to load my wordpress blog I host through dreamhost and - an environmental wiki that my office hosts. I’m talking ping times on both sites, from both locations, of between 400-800ms on a regular basis. Its seemed to have gotten progressivley worse in the last month. Is there something on my end I can turn on or off within the control panel? Should I raise this issue with Dreamhost?

The Tuzworld domain is simply running the newest version of Wordpress with a single, very small, mysql database. The Conserpedia domain is running a 3 month old install of Mediawiki w/ a single, small mysql database as well.


Well, it could be that the server is busy at particular times, but I’m gettting good response times right now from home with pings between 90-100ms. This is OptimumOnline from Cablevision in New Jersey.

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I’m consistently getting ping times of between 24 and 27ms on both domains from within Southern California.



Southern California…yeah - I’m on the east coast.

Please - if you’re a west coaster please don’t bother replying to this as you probably can’t help me anyway.


Ok, then don’t bother contacting DreamHost, as they’re West Coasters as well. Sheesh.



I’m sorry … I was intending to provide you with comparison information, in hopes that it would be useful to you to help determine where your lag might be (you didn’t provide any traceroute info)…

Good Luck! :slight_smile:



I am on the westcoast, well, technically tucson…there was one Timed Out is from United States(US) in region North America

TraceRoute to []
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 0 0 0
2 0 0 0
3 0 0 0
4 1 1 1
5 1 1 1
6 46 47 43
7 Timed out Timed out 65
8 43 43 43
9 232 213 202
10 41 41 41
11 47 47 48
12 63 61 61

and one was very laggy
9 232 213 202


Hopefully the OP will find some of that information useful when he compares it to his own traceroutes (even if you are a “westcoaster”). :wink:

I know I’d appreciate it!



BTW, if you’re getting high latency from your home to Dreamhost AND from your home to your office, I suggest you look into problems with your home connection. Or am I missing something?

BTW, pings from the office here in NY to tuzworld are 70-85ms. Pings to conserpedia are 70-80ms.

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