WordPress is SLOW on Webfaction

I have found that my WordPress install seems to be running especially slow.  Now I am running multi-site, but still, I only have maybe 200 posts across all sites, so it should not be a big deal.  After a quick google I found this post on the Webfaction forum.  Here is the recommended steps that sped things up for.

Add this to your ~/webapps/[wordpress-app-folder]/.htaccess file after any rewrite rules:

Then SSH into your WordPress application folder (where the .htaccess file is) and add this symbolic link to PHP:

I hope it helps with you install as well.