How can we reduce TTFB?

Hi, Our website is and this is the score from GTmetrix

How can we reduce the TTFB. We have CloudFlare CDN and they said, you have to ask your hosting. Apologies am not a developer so am asking here.

How can we reduce the TTFB. We have a friend who also has hosting in DO New York server similar Wordpress site and their TTFB is under 250ms (backend). However ours is 1000ms (backend). It is very strange, both DO have same Wordpress themed sites yet different TTFB.

We have NGINX Cache turned on. Someone said that will reduce TTFB, but we are still facing high TTFB. Google prefers 150MS or less when it comes to TTFB, hence trying to optimise our website.

Please help Best Regards

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Hi there,

This sounds like a website optimization issue, as your friend’s website TTFB is very good. In order to reduce your TTFB, I could suggest a few things in terms of website optimization:

  • Reduce the number of plugins that your website has and delete any themes that you are not using.
  • Make sure to use a good caching plugin like WP Rocket or WP super cache
  • Reduce the total amount of requests made on each page. For example, for your home page, make sure to not load too many posts.
  • Optimize your images, you could do that with a plugin as well like WP Smush it
  • Make sure that your WordPress version is up to date along with all of your plugins and theme

Let me know how it goes! Best, Bobby