Forgive me if I haven't found the right category under which to share this mystery. But I just wanted to throw this really strange online experience out there, and see if you all had any ideas.
My MacBookPro is bogging down on two particular urls (taking over 30 seconds to load). All other urls load quickly, as normal. I happen to know that those two particular sites are hosted on the same GoDaddy server...so I immediately thought there was a problem with the GoDaddy server.
HOWEVER, there are two identical model MacBookPros in my household, both operating on the same wireless network. So I decided to do a side-by-side comparison of load times. On my husband's MBP, those same urls load and/or refresh very quickly, within 2 seconds. (These results are consistant.) Since he is experiencing NO delay in load time...I then assumed that it could not be the server's fault.
Other clues? The main difference between the two laptops is that mine is running 10.8.4 and my husband's is running 10.8.3. However, I cannot blame Safari, because the same load delay occurs for me on Safari, Firefox and Chrome. (On my husband's MPB, the sites load quickly on all three browsers.)
Both MBPs have the same DNS settings (through the Airport Extreme)...although I did try OpenDNS servers to see if that helped. It did not.
I cannot think of what could be the culprit for this slowdown that occurs ONLY when connecting to sites hosted on this one particular GoDaddy server, from ONLY one particular laptop on a network, even while utilizing 3 different browsers.
If anyone has any ideas...I thank you.