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This initial delay could cause surfers to think your site is down!
I'm running apache 2 and linux 8 on a dedicated box. Any thoughts on this phenomenon?
Is there a way to improve the initial responsiveness of the page upon clicking a link to your site or typing the URL in?
If so, kill it. You'll see the behavior you're seeing now, and it will only get worse as system load increases.