Angela B. Chrysler is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd. I moved her site, angelabchrysler.com, to a different provider and did a major site audit after it started acting up. With no access to a control panel, I implemented a file manager in WordPress. The database was so large, it required using Adminer and splitting up to manage it. While the transfer speeded the site up a little, it still had difficulties in loading. We decided to gut the site down to its basic posts, pages, and media, re-adding plugins as needed and changing the theme. Performance improved tremendously.
I also modified the theme to make it easier to read.