Thank you very much for your help.
I’m a bit new to web design, so I apologize for having so many questions. I am trying to improve the site speed (it’s a simple html site), so I am looking at any recommendations available to do so.
I’m sorry about not posting the web address before. The website is www.disasterblaster.com
I do have a CDN set up, and if I test the site with 1&1’s tool, it confirms this. I wasn’t sure if I found some sort of a bug or what, because I figured WebPageTest would also see this? I don’t see anywhere in the 1&1 panel to adjust any settings or anything that might affect this either.
So, I run tests with each update and take the recommendations and try to implement some of them in the next update.
One change that really confused me was enabling Cache Static Content, because this actually had a negative impact on the speed of my site.
The main page for instance, prior to enabling Cache Static Content, had a LoadTime of 2.57s, but after enabling Cache Static Content, the LoadTime is AT LEAST 3.8s (This can be as high as 6s)…
The NewsArchive page (my heaviest page) at disasterblaster.com/newsarchive.html had a LoadTime of 8.75s, but after enabling Cache Static Content, it is now coming in at 14.25s.
Over the last month or so, I have had some really significant gains, but Cache Static Content appears to have taken that all away… I even replaced the web.config file with a backup of the original, and it went back to where it was…
The text added to the web.config looks like so:
<clientCache cacheControlMode="UseMaxAge" cacheControlMaxAge="30.00:00:00" />
So, with such a hit, I’m not sure that there is a benefit for my site of using Cache Static Content unless search engines put a lot of weight in doing so…
Also, what is the goal for a LoadTime? My goal has been to reduce it as much as possible, but I don’t know what is considered good… When I started the first page had a LoadTime of over 16s, so I think I’m well on my way…
Thanks again for your help. I’m trying to improve this as much as possible.