On a web site I've been working on, phpMyFAQ has been a little slow, so I asked the sysadmin, and he reported the following:
How do you think I could finetune phpMyFAQ to reduce the load?...for example on the /faq/ portion of your page, this appears to be an application by the name of 'phpMyFAQ', I checked the database calls it was making when trying to load it, and any queries appear to be getting processed within a second or two. Additionally there's no resource overutilization on either your Web or DB server.
What I did see when stracing the index.php for the FAQ page to see what it was doing, was for over 30 seconds the index.php constantly trying to open a connection to something it was expecting to be running locally on your server (127.0.0.1 on port 9999) .
There is nothing however listening for connections on that port on your server.