Just installed WordPress and then CiviCRM on my Hostmonster.com hosted website. CiviCRM runs too slow to be useful. Is there w way to make it run without 1-2 minutes for each option selected, with timeout errors (504). Is there a fix?
The problem isn't WordPress, but Hostmonster. Shared hosting makes its money on sites that don't need any CPU or memory - simple WordPress sites, for instance.
CiviCRM is a much more resource-intensive program than your typical CMS (like WordPress). If you have good shared hosting - which is hard to come by! - then you can sometimes run a very small CiviCRM instance. Say, 500 contacts.
Consider a VPS instead. Hostmonster offers a VPS service, but there are cheaper VPS vendors available. If you're committed to shared hosting, there's a list of hosting providers available - but if you have the resources to support a VPS, you'll be much happier.