I've pasted the thread starter below and the link for the thread in the wordpress forum below that, as quite a few are now experiencing the same issue with no resolution in site and Hostgator support giving me the usual run around by having a different member of their support team address the issue each time I update the ticket.
Here's the thread starter I wrote a few days ago:
For the past couple of weeks when trying to update posts etc, wordpress has been taking an extraordinarily long time to update.
The problem has been getting progressively worse until I'm now finding it impossible to do at all as it simply hangs for a few minutes and then takes me back to the posts index page.
I have several add on domains which are all experiencing the same problem as is a stand alone main domain which is completely unrelated but all are hosted through hostgator.
In the several responses I've had from their support, I've had several suggestions most of which are related to plugins, however all my sites have different plugins for different purposes and although I've deactivated many of them in trying to find the culprit, nothing has worked.
I'm now finding that I can't even log in to the dashboard on one of my sites and on another, when I get into the dashboard area, I can't navigate to anywhere else from there and simply hangs when I try. This site has not been upgraded in anyway and nor have the plugins and no fresh content has been added.
I did add a plugin to the site I was working on when I discovered the issue but I've since deactivated it and the problem remains.I also updated this site to 3.2.1 yesterday in an effort to find a fix.
It should be noted that I'm using a satellite connection which is obviously slow but has never been an issue in the past. It just takes longer.
All other internet functions are working normally.
I hope someone can come up with a solution because it seems that my host can't.
And here's the Link for the thread in the wordpress dot org forum