After my web sites have not been accessed for 15 minutes or so, their initial load times are around 10-15 seconds, which means that potential customers give up and go elsewhere. Once loaded initially, they are lickety-split fast (as GoDaddy goes) and responsive.
It appears that GoDaddy now turns off the hard drives on their shared servers to save power when they are not in use. Is there any way to prevent this (other than having a background process that pings the server every 5 minutes - I'd hate to have to do this)?
I don't find it acceptable to have a web-hosting platform that takes 10-15 seconds to load any page the first time a customer visits. If I'm told this is just the way it is, I'm afraid I'll have to find a new web hosting platform in order to maintain my business.