Troubleshoot delay on web page load relating to OpenSSL xmlrpc delay

Troubleshoot delay on web page load relating to OpenSSL xmlrpc delay

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Hello:
I have a network of web-sites with significant page delays resulting from loading xmlrpc.php in wordpress. Each page load pauses for 1-3 seconds, apparently while processing xmlrpc.php through the OpenSSL interface. See gtmetrix report, attached.

My hosting vendor, hostgator, is un-helpful because the issue occurs as a delay in xmlrpc.php module. But the delay must be system apache or system delay since it affects all sites in the system.

Preview the issue by going to http://gtmetrix.com and profiling http://providers.whnlive.com or http://esquibb.com or http://whnlive.com

Now go to the timeline view and observe the delay associated with xmlrpc.php. Note the delay for xmlrpc of 1-3 seconds that prevents the page load. The parameters are:
Apache/2.2.21 (Unix)
mod_ssl/2.2.21
OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 DAV/2
mod_auth_passthrough/2.1
mod_bwlimited
/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635
X-Pingback
http://providers.whnlive.com/xmlrpc.php

This extended delay makes suspends page loading for a long time and reduces site performance across the board.

http://providers.whnlive.com is freshly installed wordpress blog. It has no posts or extra plugins. It clearly illustrates the delay.

I have a near full time list of projects for the right individual. Ideally I'd like to outsource the majority of admin for our site: http://whnlive.com network.

Upcoming work:
1) Troubleshooting issues - like this one
2) Wordpress plugin development
3) Content Administration
5) More

We manage two networks of websites, hosted under wordpress multisite, and whnlive.com.

Footnotes: One of the sites http://care.whnlive.com uses WP Supercache only presents a 300 ms delay on load which is much better than the others.
Please note, this is not a request to "optimize wordpress cache" - it is a request to fix a performance issue.

Sincerely,
Mark Squibb

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Skills: apache, unix, administration, troubleshooting

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