I have two sites hosted on the same server. One is completely HTML and is very fast. The other is CRE Loaded and is sometimes painfully slow. The speed varies, but it is never close to the HTML site's speed.
Success of the project will be determined by multiple people comparing the two sites and saying they very close to the same speed.
Server OS: Linux 2.4.28-grsec-20050113a
Database: MySQL 4.0.27-standard-log
HTTP Server: Apache/[url removed, login to view] (Unix)
PHP Version: 4.4.4 (Zend: 1.3.0)
CRE Loaded [url removed, login to view]