I'm just trying to create my blog in WordPress hosted on my GoDaddy account (Windows Deluxe plan). WordPress is installed as subsite. When I check my blog after several hours of inactivity I have to wait more than 10 seconds before site opens. I checked it in Firebug and there is 10+ seconds delay between sending request and receiving response. I guess it has something to do with loading the application in IIS.
Unfortunatelly I haven't found any setting in GoDaddy's management console to keep the site running. How to deal with this problem? Is there any trick to register my site somewhere and let it regulary check my site?
I expect rare traffic to my blog so it would be pretty annoying for visitors to wait for each visit.
This is not a problem of caching or too many plugins (my blog currently have one short post, one short page and All in one SEO plugin, nothing more). It is problem of slow response especially for the first call after long inactivity. Unfortunatelly Windows hosting does not offer Cron jobs. That is the reason why I'm looking for some additional service to regulary check my site.
But anyway GoDaddy looks like pretty bad choice. It was recommended to me and I liked the idea of Windows multi site hosting because I can host several apps there including .NET ones. The hosting itself and management tools look pretty good. But by simply checking the response I see that there is delay 1,5+ seconds for almost any request. If I access my test blog hosted directly at Wordpress the delay is 300ms.