Been using Pingdom to track the response time of some of my sites. A couple are using Apache, and a couple are using lighttpd. The response times for domains on lighttpd are hovering around 1300-1700ms. The only configurations I have loaded are vhosts and fastcgi (for php).
The box is a 1.7GHz Celeron with 2GB of RAM (fairly maxed, unfortunately).
Is there any way to lower the response time?
EDIT: Response time for Apache seems to be in the range of 2-3000ms. Fairly consistently in that range.
EDIT 2: After checking Pingdom again, the response times for Lighttpd over the past 7 days are 2957ms, and Apache is 1384ms. This seems very backwards to me.