[CentOS] Debugging slow apache server?

Tue Apr 20 13:20:30 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

> From: Roland RoLaNd <r_o_l_a_n_d at hotmail.com>
>> i'm using an apache server to host 8 virtual hosts.
>> even though this server is local.. 7 out of these 8 virtual hosts open
>> extremly slow..
>> it takes around 10 seconds to open a page..
>> though the 8th (which is a completely different site) it opens fairly
>> fast in around 1 or 2 seconds tops..
>> i tried tailing the error_log and i found nothing ..
>> is there a way i could monitor wht each branch is doing and what's
>> causing it to be so slow?
>> any suggestion ?
> Do you have any link to the outside in your slow pages?
> On the client side, you could try yslow...
Several thoughts:
  1) were they ever faster, or is this new?
  2) do they have humoungous graphics (e.g., 10 pictures that are 2M each)?
  3) do they do d/b queries; if so, how fast are the queries if you
           run them from the command line?