Very high TTFB for our droplet

Posted May 17, 2021 710 views
MySQLApacheServer OptimizationUbuntu 20.04

Hi team,

Please check the following TTFB results from which is very high for our droplet. Kindly check and resolve the issue.


Server: nginx
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 08:57:46 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Content-Length: 27407
Connection: keep-alive
Link: <>; rel=""
Link: <>; rel="alternate"; type="application/json"
Link: <>; rel=shortlink
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Encoding: gzip
time_namelookup: 0.013836
time_connect: 0.160147
time_sslconnect: 0.470937
time_pretransfer: 0.471006
time_redirect: 0.000000
time_starttransfer: 3.005623
time_total: 3.005826
edited by MattIPv4

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Hi there,

There are a few things that you could do in order to reduce the TTFB for your website:

  • Install a caching plugin like WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache. That will reduce the overall load on your server as the content will be served from cached files.

  • Check the server resource utilization and make sure that you have enough RAM and CPU. You can do that by following the steps here.

  • Reduce the number of overall plugins that you are using

  • You could also try tweaking the Nginx configuration for better performance as per this tutorial here:


by Alex Kavon
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