You can do this, kkirk.
Look for these plugins:
WP Super Cache
The first one caches database files so they don't have to be fetched every time a page loads, only after a change has been made to the page.
The second one combines your CSS/JS files so they load faster. Google likes that, too.
You may have to make some changes to some files on your cPanel or on your FTP program if you use one. At Hostgator most customer service reps will walk you through it. At GoDaddy I would suggest that if one doesn't or won't help just say thanks and call back and you'll probably get one that will help.
One more thing, after loading these plugins be sure to check your site on ALL major browsers!!!