Occasionally, I'll notice the odd page on my site takes an extra bit to load. There is caching on the most intensive queries already, databases optimized, thumbnails for large images, etc. One visit, the page loads ultra fast; next visit (to the same page) there's a bit of a lag. HTTPS seems to lag the most, and that is consistent (https doesn't lag on other sites I visit). I've been doing periodic tracert and most hops appear to be between 60-100, that seems a little high. (Shouldn't a "good" hop be below 60?) The vast majority of time, the non-https pages are pretty darn quick. I would just like to know if there's anything I can do at VPS-level to make it as absolutely quick as possible. Check for possible misconfigurations, etc. Any suggestions?