Not enough information there to make any sort of diagnosis, but here are some 
things to try to narrow down the problem:

1) ssh into the server, and run 'top' to watch the process list. Then while 
watching that, hit reload in the browser to see if the HTTP process pegs out 
while you're waiting for the page. If it does, for some reason apache/php is 
struggling. Otherwise it's likely something else. 

2) run 'ngrep' on port 80 of the incoming network interface (eth0, or whatever 
it's hooked to), and reload the page again. Are you immediatly seeing the 
request come though or does it take a while? This type of thing could be 
caused not by the webserver, but instead by a badly configured router, or 
something in the network. If it takes a while to come through, you need to 
look at your network configuration.

3) Is this a DNS issue? If you're accessing via a domain name, and not a 
direct IP type URL, a shoddy DNS connection could make things really take a 
long time. 

4) If it is an apache issue, turn on extended status, and watch that while you 
reload the page, that can give you an idea of what's taking so long. 

I'm sure others will have even better troubleshooting ideas, but that's a 
start I guess. 

-Micah 

On Monday 13 February 2006 2:11 pm, redhat wrote:
> I have just installed Centos 4.2 running on a new Dell server (Xeon
> 2.4Ghz, SCSI HD, 1GB RAM) with Apache 2.0.52, PHP 4.3.9 and MySQL
> 4.1.12.  There is NOTHING in the html directory yet except for a simple
> index.php page with two echo statements in it for demo purposes.  The
> statement is as follows:
> <?php
> echo ("<h2>Hello World</h2>");
> echo ("font color=\"red\" face=\"helvetica\" size=\"20px\">This is
> www.domain.com</font>");
> ?>
>
> This page takes about 20 seconds to load.  When I do the same page but
> with plain html it loads in a fraction of a second. The server is about
> 20 feet away from me in a server room too.  I didn't compile the PHP or
> Apache from source either - it is from the disro install.  Anyone else
> have any issues like this?  I should have virtually zero latency on this
> set up.  I also turned on (php.ini) error display and I get no errors
> displayed nor any in the log files - it just takes forever to load.
> When I do a <?php phpcredits(); ?> it also takes about the same amount
> of time to load.
> thanks,
> Doug

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