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PageSpeed WebPerf SSL Ultra slow SSL compared to non SSL - GTMetrix

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  1. Jota

    Jota Member

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    • Persistent Config: LETSENCRYPT_DETECT='y'

    I have a weird issue with a fresh box, installed about 10 days ago.

    I could make a WP site go very very fast with GTMetrix without SSL (Let's Encrypt), getting 84% PageSpeed and 94% Ylow.

    But same site using SSL is getting 77% in PageSpeed and 60% in Yslow.

    Test URL is https://paymes.katxe.net/

    How can I improve SSL side ?

    Browsing you can feel fast response in non SSL, but ultra slow with SSL.

    I didn't tweak much config neither tweaking, but before starting to touch I would like to know what would be the main issues where to attack.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. eva2000

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    gtmetrix shows 2.52MB size page so yes it will be slow regardless - don't look at the score by itself look at metric, stats and page load times and TTFB and initial page render times

    use webpagetest.org for more accurate testing

    also your non-https site is actively using wpfc minification while https isn't it seems

    upload_2017-6-10_21-0-28.png

    the wpfc minification on non-https version means time to first paint and initial render time is faster than https version

    upload_2017-6-10_21-4-35.png

    Cut page size from 2.5+ MB to less than 500-900KB for optimal page speed
     
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  3. Jota

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    Yup, seems that caching is not affecting to SSL code, I'll play with this, thanks crack !
     
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    Much better now ..... getting the expected results in SSL too !

    Thanks EVA, u're my hero ! ;)
     
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    How did you resolve it?
     
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    It was an issue generated by the caching plugin.

    Seems that I was using non SSL in the admin WP panel.

    After disabling in non SSL mode and enabling in SSL mode, all changed positivaly :)

    What I didn't get is that all let's encrypt SSL auto certs are giving issues, i guess it's a root cert issue ..... but didn't have time to analyze and report it in here.

    I need to explain this ..... pingdom gives SSL error all the time ! :(
     
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