my site is too slow. 8-12 seconds in pingdom test :(

  • Posted on November 22, 2014
  • newbieAsked by newbie

hi, i m having very slow page speed for my site. i have installed w3tc plugin and using cloudflare as CDN but still my page speed is around 8 to 12 second in pingdom pagespeed. i also made speedtest with google pagespeed insight and my site scores 70 for mobile and 88 for desktop which i think fair enough to load a site fast.

but its really loading too slow. is there any issue in DO for singapore servers? is my site address

its on apache with ubuntu 14.04

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Take a look at the following tutorial to speed up your Wordpress site: How To Use WP Super Cache and Jetpack Photon To Optimize WordPress Performance on Ubuntu 14.04 | DigitalOcean. You’ll need to start from scratch and use nginx instead of Apache but that’s not an issue if it’s a fresh install with nothing on it yet.

I did a speedtest of your site on webpagetest to get a complete overview, results -

The problem is with too many CSS/JS files loading in the <head> section. First disable Cloudflare and set the IP of the Droplet as the A record.

Before you do any of the following backup your website’s files and its MySQL database.

Go to WP-Admin > Performance > Minify and uncheck Enable in the JS section. Then go to WP-Admin > Performance > General Settings and enable Minify in Auto mode.

Save the settings and check if the frontend loads properly. Then do a speedtest.