Hi. I'm struggling with all understanding asp.net and connectivity ..but making progress.<BR>I have a site I built for someone that I developed on my site which was a shared server running windows 2000. <BR>I moved the pages and access database to their site..same provider but a windows 2003 server.<BR><BR>I notice that the initial call/connect to the database presents a significant time lag before initializing. Once its connected, the pages form rather quickly. <BR><BR>I've pulled other sample code/pages that make simple calls to an access database from some asp.net sites which offer sample code..and notice the same type of lag. On my machine it forms quickly..on the other machine--the initial page form lags. <BR><BR>I've got the System.Data.OleDb namespace..etc. <BR>Has anyone else run across this? I've spoken w. the techs at the service (hostway) and they say its my code..but I've had problems with missing oleDB drivers with them in the past.<BR><BR>I have spent weeks on this.. thanks for the review..<BR>jd.