When the chessboard first hit the interwebs I was hosting this site on my own ‘business grade’ broadband connection. For the small but regular level of traffic it was sufficient but the sudden increase quickly brought it down so it was moved in a hurry to a paid-for hosting service. The first thing I expected was the database would be more responsive as it’s run on a dedicated server. Haha.
I’ve found doing any work on the site beyond posting and checking comments to be tedious due to the slow loading and frequent failures and recently even just loading the main page is timing out regularly. I assume it’s this bad for the rest of you using it?. Anyway I’m now searching for a faster host, it may be a couple of weeks but I’ll post a warning before moving anything.
(Posting this took 6 attempts – I’ve edited a typo, let’s see how long it takes to repost.)