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Optimising wait times

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by Robust, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Robust

    Robust Member

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    Using pingdom or other tools, my wait times seem to be very high. This site's are pretty low.

    How do you go about optimising that?
     
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  3. eva2000

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    pingdom and gtmetrix not the best for testing page speed these days both use outdated browsers that do not support latest tech like HTTP/2 etc

    use webpagetest.org in a geographic location closest and further away in your visitor's geographic regions as a general idea + use google analytics page speed numbers for more real world visitor page load speeds as you have to remember visitors have varying ISP connection speeds to your site from their geographical location
     
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    Your sites load quite fast for me.

    I suppose the 'wait times' you are talking about refers to the time to first byte.

    I see that your server is on Linode Dallas location, running the tests from New York (webpagetest) and Canada (GTMetrix) would obviously have some latency since the internet is connected by cables.

    There is nothing much more to do (I mean the loading speeds are already stellar) except maybe use a CDN if the TTFB bothers you that much :p
     
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    Or Cloudflare :).
     
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    I currently use CloudFlare (railgun) in front of my wordpress installation and it works well.

    Of course, since cloudflare will pass non-cached traffic to your site on the first load, this is *some* form of compromise on page loading speeds since you've added another factor to the equation. However, subsequent loads should be rather performant.

    For my own site, I parked cloudflare in front of a CDN (github pages; recently experimenting FireBase) serving static site so the latency from CloudFlare <-> Server is reduced.