I am a college instructor and I had my students sign up for the free hosting so they could test out WordPress for the first time. They are having seriously crippling issues with the speed of their sites.
I am currently sitting literally beside one of my students trying to help him make an adjustment to his site and it has been over a half hour since we were able to get some kind of response from the WordPress admin panel. On my own computer, my demonstration site is loading just fine. I fully understand that free hosting isn’t going to have the same quality as paid hosting, but this is simply unusable. Nothing on the status page gives me any indication of why my students are having such problems.
Can someone please help me figure out why this is such a catastrophe for my students? They signed up exactly the same way as I did and have done nothing but very basic WordPress things like picking a theme and adding posts. Thank you in advance for your help.