Perceived poor performance

Daniel L. Miller dmiller at
Sun Jan 13 06:17:50 UTC 2013

On 1/12/2013 9:52 PM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
> I don't know if this actually IS poor performance - it just feels like 
> it.
> I'm running nginx and php-fpm on a VirtualBox virtual server.  No 
> other services are running (other than the standard Ubuntu Precise 
> minor items for a server).  The VM has four cores and 1G allocated.
> Any time I connect to my server it seems to take 3 seconds before the 
> request is processed.  I've seen some references via Google that 
> indicate this is TCP related - but I don't know where to look to find 
> the break.
Further tests show me it isn't for all requests - only requests to my 
Wordpress sites, which have a much more complex nginx configuration that 
other sites which give me instantaneous response.  What (improper) 
commands would have such a major slowdown effect?

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