I configured SSL server wide to have certain applications use SSL. For instance I have squirrel mail installed under /var/www/html. I then setup a virtual host directive so that users can just goto email.theirdomain.com and it will serve up squirrel mail. The problem is that it is slow under https. The pages take about 10x as long to load as they do under http. Any suggestions?
Slow almost always means DNS problems, but in this case I can’t think of how it would cause the symptoms you’re seeing.
Is anything showing up in the error_log?
If you watch top during a session, does anything obviously take up a huge amount of RAM or CPU?
After shaking the google tree. I found a possible fix. All I can say it seems to be faster after commenting out the following lines in the etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf.
SSLRandomSeed startup file:/dev/urandom 256
SSLRandomSeed connect builtin