Page Loads slow from GoDaddy

Topics: Developer Forum
Feb 23, 2011 at 6:33 PM

The default.htm takes a long time to load, sometimes more than a minute.   And sometimes fails.

Once communication is established with the default.htm page, there doesn't seem to be no problem.

But if you are loading the page for the first time or haven't visited the page in a long time, that's when
I'm seeing this issue.

I have called GoDaddy about this a couple times.   They say they can't replicate the problem.  

Just wondering if this is a known issue.   Are others experiencing something like this on GoDaddy?


Feb 23, 2011 at 7:02 PM
Edited Feb 23, 2011 at 10:49 PM

FWIW, ASP.NET has the same problem - it releases the runtimes after a certain amount of time if there is no activity.  There are various tools/strategies to combat this:  (fixed link.  This one is free)


I think you can also configure this in IIS or web.config as far as timeout/app pool recycle
Feb 23, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Thanks, Claude.   I'm relieved to find this is a broader industry issue and that GoDaddy is not giving me a
bad connection.   I will check out these pre-heat solutions. . .

Feb 23, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Just curious - was the original default demo page as slow as the current one or a little faster??   

(btw, There is a setting in machine.config that turns off the unloading but GoDaddy doesn't allow that to be modified on a shared server.)

Feb 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Not sure.  I'll test that out in the next few days.

Feb 23, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Looks like it's faster now.  I've been hitting your page at random times the last few hours.  Did you do something?? 

Sometimes when you load CSS or JavaScript from another site on your page you'll have to wait for that site to provide the Css, javascript..  In that case it's better to have a local copy.

Feb 24, 2011 at 3:08 AM
Edited Feb 24, 2011 at 3:29 AM

Actually I made no change and I'm still having delay problems.   I'll keep you posted as things change.


Feb 24, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Try hitting this page periodically:  .  Seems to load pretty fast all of the time to me.

Feb 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM

I was not on my website for about an hour, so when I went to this link it took almost 2 minutes for the page to come up.

Seems like I need to talk to GoDaddy again about this.   Thanks

Mar 6, 2011 at 2:26 PM
Edited Mar 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

I just visited your site again and it's looking really good but you're right, the first hit is excruciatingly slow.

I don't know that any of my sites were this slow on the first hit at GoDaddy but here is the fix I use - highly recommended and free. 

You just get an e-mail every month or so asking if you want to renew.

{On my local IIS site I just set the pools to not unload and it's always fast but GoDaddy is probably not going to do that for shared hosts.}