That is before any “optimization” was done. One of the biggest openings for improvement would be to increase the download parallelization of the gallery images. So i found a plugin (shiba media library) that allows you to increase the paralleization by specifying multiple domains (or subdomains) to use. Here are the results:
As you can tell, there is little to no improvement, but only because the content download times seem to increase as i increase the amount of parallelization, thus netting me no return on the change. If you look closely, one image even has a 4704 ms content download time for a 36 kb file!
Is there any reason/cause you guys can think of for this beyond a crappy host? I’m trying to speed up the site for this one guy, but its not going to happen if there is always that single http request bottleneck.[hr]
Is it possible that the host is limiting his total throughput? Currently he is on a level 3 hostgator VPS. Because the more subdomains i add the longer the content download times get.