My database has been having a very high load that has been causing performance issues lately. I spoke with Host Gator support and here is one of the statements that were made:
"Having a large amount of sites set up that way under a single database without proper optimization to the queries and database itself can cause issues. Looking over the queries, and as you can see, there are multiple requests to different tables on the database (from different sites within your multi-site setup) that seem to be causing the issues. The large amount of update requests and data requests from the database is causing issues and a high load. "
The tech support was held via chat which I will include a transcript attached for you to review and better understand the specific issues.