I have a photo gallery on my web space at 1and1. Download speeds for the pages are not consistent. When working well a page will appear within a couple of seconds (I have Tiscali broadband) but there are many occasions when it can take minutes before a page even starts to download.
This does not just happen at peak times, it can happen any time.
The other day when I was waiting for a page to download, I had the computer clock on the screen and watched the seconds tick by until the new page appeared. It was over 3 minutes.
What I don't understand is that my internet connection works fine, while I am waiting I can send & receive e-mails, browse other web sites, upload .jpg files to my web space & even download .html pages from my web space. So in theory my connection to 1and1 works fine.
The photo gallery is a Coppermine one, which runs with a mysql database and I thought maybe that database was on a busy server, but 1and1 say they cannot see any problems at their end.
I have posted in the Tiscali broadband forum but haven't got very far there, so I am at a loss as to what to do next.