Once again, it is 9 am on the East Coast and Site Builder is non-functional...

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Site Builder not functioning yet again.....
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Drew N, Community Manager

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I have no other reports of Sitebuilder issues, and your site has loaded with no trouble for me. Can you explain what is happening? Where does it get stuck?
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It is now responding, but very very slowly.  15-30 second response rate between clicks and was unable to publish.  Also, I have a fairly fast connection and have refreshed my temp internet files.  This is an ongoing problem for me.
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Ok, I am not seeing any other complaints, but am looking into this. I did just check and all your pages and files show as published. Did you make any changes you are not seeing live?
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I finally got it published, but with great difficulty.  I am a business user and my ongoing problems with SiteBuilder Plus have got me looking for an alternative host.  I only recently started using the Community out of frustration and lack of support elsewhere. I often cannot use SiteBuilder until noon or later EST or until the application it is recycled for the day.
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You are using sitebuilder desktop? Not SB+?
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I am using SiteBuilder Plus
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I've not had many problems publishing using SB+.
If you're having problems, you should express them using the community. We all help each other and someone can be available nite and day. Using a DIY website builder program puts the performance on you. Homestead staff is constantly review our problems and responding accordingly during business hours.
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What kind of difficulty did you have with publishing?
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I'm very dissatisfied with SiteBuilder Plus and have been fighting with it for almost a decade. It is slow and very clunky and will move to another platform as soon as I can work it out. Thanks.
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I'll take a look, but the thought of having to rebuild all my pages and add the hundreds of photos is daunting, to say the least....
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I do understand that. It is an option, just create a new site and you will be using it. There will be a learning curve, but there will be a learning curve and the need to rebuild your site from scratch if you choose to move your service. I hope you'll try it, and we are here if you have any questions.
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I appreciate your assistance.
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Drew:
Could there be some sort of daily system maintenance that isn't being done often enough (or early enough)?  Most of my difficulties seem to occur early in the day and on weekends and holidays. It almost seems like a daily recycling routine isn't getting done frequently enough, at least for those of us in eastern time zones.  Typically, my problems tend to lessen around noon or 1:00 pm on weekdays. Just a thought....
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Servers should never require daily attention. One thing is for sure, we never do maintenance on the weekends. They do have monitors to alert our engineers when activity is outside the normal expectations. There are some maintenance windows we have, and you would notice some slowness during those windows, but they are not daily. Usually 3-4 weeks between those. Is it every morning you notice it? I understand you have a good connection, but things can happen along the way too. It is possible that there is a routing issue between you and our servers for some reason that causes a delay. I'll do some more looking and consult some more with the engineers. I am also going to look into the log files and see if there are any errors showing your account.

Let me ask, you have nearly 500mb on your site. This is not our largest site, but it is a good size. Do you still have all those files on pages? If not, it might help some to delete a few large files to clear some space.