Can optimized website load in 1 second after inactivity using droplet?


Problem: The website I’m hosting on a droplet takes between 1.15 and 1.5 seconds to load after inactivity. It only takes between 200 to 500 milliseconds afterward. Is there a way to consistently load the website in 1 second or less after inactivity?

What I have tried:

  • HTTP/2
  • CDN
  • Compression
  • Webp Format
  • Resizing Images
  • Load Balancing

The droplet contains a static website with 9 images - less than 300 kb.

No JavaScript functions, no database access, and no complicated code.

The website scores 100 on PageSpeed Insight and 99 on Pingdom.

I’m very new to web development, so I don’t know whether this is due to my configuration or Digital Ocean.

Could someone please help point me in the right direction?


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Usually, if you are getting 100 page speed score and 99 on Pingdom there should not really be any further need for optimization. Can you confirm how exactly are you testing your website speed?

Have you tried testing the website speed without the CDN enabled?

Best, Bobby