Connecting to SSL pages is very slow
I have a site with a shopping cart that uses SSL for checkout. The site runs perfectly fast when not using the SSL cert. When I load the checkout pages using standard http they load in about 1.25 seconds. However when I set it to use https, it takes about 15 seconds to load. Using firebug I can see the extra time is in "Connecting" to the resources.
The certificate is issued by RapidSSL.
I don't have any listeners or vhosts configured through litespeed, because I use directadmin and it loads it automatically from there.
Do I need to change the configuration or any other settings to make it work better with SSL? Do you have any suggestions?