Connecting to SSL pages is very slow

Discussion in 'Install/Configuration' started by jgaris, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. jgaris

    jgaris New Member

    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?

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