I have two separate clients who are hosting Wordpress sites on Dreamhost. Both sites have become incredibly slow this past week.
The slow response time is not just client facing, but in the admin backside.
The first site smsbf.org went live on March 17th. It was built and tested on a Canvas Dreams server where is was speedy and responsive. Very shortly after the site was moved the Dreamhost server the server went down (due to power failure on west coast) and remained down over night and into the next day. When the server came back up the site was super sluggish and difficult to maneuver. I have optimized the databases and made other tweaks as well as doing a thorough security check to make sure there were no unknown threats in the previous install (found none)… but the speed is still painfully slow.
The second site (taxtalkforum.com) is in development and has been in place on the server for months and months with no issues. It has been fast and responsive during development. Today I checked it and the admin side is as slow as molasses.
Any ideas what is making both of these sites, on different Dreamhost servers both painfully slow? Also, they are both running Buddypress and S2Member.
Any insights would be greatly appreciated!