Not sure what's going on here, but I'm assuming it's an EC2 issue. Anywho, I've been working on a WordPress site install via TKL on EC2 micro instance. I've never seen anything load so fast other than like Google.
Everything was great until mid-afternoon yesterday. With no warning, the site just started crawling as I was building the theme and pages. It was excrutiating.
Come back this morning, and again it's flying, really fast. And then all of a sudden - BOOM. Hit a brick wall again. As I type this, pages are taking like 2-3 minutes to fully load. FTP is slow and unresponsive, sometimes timing out during a JPG transfer that should otherwise take 1/3 of a second. The backend of WordPress is crawling as well.
It's a broad issue with a whole lot of potential culprits, I know:
1. could be the database taking forever to load for some reason
2. I noticed it started yesterday when I started to build this page: http://126.96.36.199/price-list/. It's all HTML tables. (I didn't write it - I'm taking over for my client's old web developer and would really rather not have to re-write this).
3. Then again today, as soon as I started toying with the code on this page, the slowdown started again.