Hi Conrad Ehinger,
Well this is normal of ASP.NET websites and IIS. By default the application pool goes to sleep after some idle time out, and when the website is accessed when the application pool is idled it will be restarted. A lot of shared hosting providers such as (Discount.ASP) offer application warmup tools so that you avoid this idle time out.
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