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

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

webpagetest result load time: 4.8 sec

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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.

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Hi Team,

It seems to be old thread, still let me try my luck. I have a website which is hosted with DigitalOcean for more than 5 years and I manage via ServerPilot.

Started my above website from more graphical interface ending with barebone all for the speed. Still Google Page speed shows “Reduce initial server response time” by 830ms.

I have followed all the instructions from everywhere and still I am not able to achieve speed of Cloudflare (which I don’t want to use due to DNS change).

Server Loc: Bengaluru Memory: 2 GB CPU: 2 Intel Premium CPUs SSD: 60 GB NVMe

Please help me to solve this. I would recommend that plugin to optimise image sizes. WP Rocket is also extremely good.

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.