If any of you can throw your knowledge at this problem I'd greatly appreciate it.
After using the following solution http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
my site now hangs on random pages for several minutes before progressing to another page when a link has been clicked. I can not determine what exactly is slowing my site to a crawl? Has anyone else had this problem occur when placing index.php outside of the wordpress directory?