lucy24 - 1:03 am on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
I realize this is tangential to your question but this line worries me:
The problem is apache still runs through all the modules when loading the page and this causes the page to load very slowly...
Is there something special about your local pages that interacts with the modules to make the pages load slowly, while the ordinary, user-accessible pages aren't affected? Otherwise it sounds as if all pages load slowly all the time-- but for some reason this isn't a cause for concern. I really, really don't want to read the question as saying that slow performance is OK for the public but not for you ;)