Ok here is where I am. I upgraded to 2-CPU's, re-installled LiteSpeed, setuo the cache page option, did some more research and made adjustments that would match my hardware, but overall I'm not seeing any improvement and a few php sites (wordpress and a forum) are loading a lot slower. Html sites are super fast, but that was by default.
What other steps should I be looking at? I can included screen shots of the settings as I have seen others do on here.