16 seconds load time and out of ideas

Hi there, frontend and backend are tragically slow.

2 teams of developers did all they can think of to get this website moving but no result. Something is dragging it to ridiculous slowness.

Another website with lower gtmetrix ranks has no issues even thoug the sites data is almost the same.

The victim is dealervlaggen.nl

My old Magento sites load in under 1 second. is this a server problem, is this normal or is something wrong?

(the server is in Amsterdam and serves the Netherlands only.

You ought to minify all your javascripts and stylesheets to reduce the payload coming over the wire. It may also help to combine all the javascripts together, and do the same for the CSS, so that you only have to request one file.

You could also consider collaging all your images into a sprite-sheet so that you only have to send one image file back from the server.

If you can provide the WPT results that would be helpful.

You need someone who can diagnose the backend performance as the base page is taking 4s http://www.webpagetest.org/result/150123_5W_146M/

New Relic might give you some clues as to why the server response is so slow.

I see this site is based on Wordpress, try to use some optimization plugins like W3 Total Cache – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org which implements a lot of good practices out of the box.

If that’s not enough, take a look at your database, you might need to play with some of the indexes.

I hope this helps.

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Is this still a problem?

I know the post is from January, but a quick test still showed similar WBT results that others above have seen.

Did you look at New Relic or getting a Wireshark or tcpdump on your web server?

http://www.webpagetest.org/forums/showthread.php?tid=13710 details a set of experiments likely to assist speeding up this site.