How to I reduce server response time for my serverpilot wordpress website?

August 22, 2017 2.5k views
Server Optimization WordPress DigitalOcean Ubuntu 16.04

ubuntu server on digitalocean $10 droplet
hosted using serverpilot
cdn cloudflare

webpagetest result
load time: 4.8 sec

3 Answers

Your website is too fast your first byte receiving time is 738ms

If you are using WordPress website please enable Lazy Load Plugin to improve page loading time.

A slow response for the originally requested page generally means there are slow WordPress plugins on your site. You should find and remove the slow plugins and consider using a caching plugin like WP Rocket.

The rest of the slowness is from a large number of additional resources (images, scripts, stylesheets, etc.) your page is loading. You should reduce that as much as you can if you want your page to load faster for users. Some of those static files being loaded might be from plugins, some from themes, some from custom code of yours. In the link you sent, there are a large number of files being loaded from Facebook, for example. I would recommend that plugin to optimise image sizes. WP Rocket is also extremely good.

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