Clearly my previous site was having performance issues. Last night it took over 15 seconds to load this site and that had been going on for over a month. I wasn’t on any free service either, it was ~100$ a year.
My provider, iPower asked me to make a few changes. After about 12 ticket exchanges, the answer I finally had was that I was on a shared infrastructure and if I wan’t good service, I had to pay 100$ per month to get on a dedicated VM. That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of in my life. I had been with them for about 5 years now and up until that message, I would have recommended them to others. Today though, we’re in 2012 and everyone should be on a service managed VM. It probably didn’t help their case that I work with that stuff on a daily basis.
So here I am, hosted by WordPress (it made sense since I used the program already) and we’ll see how this works out.