Hi Everyone. Thanks for your help. After much tweaking and re-tweaking I’ve finally landed on a very fast setup for my wordpress site. I’ve got W3TC installed using Amazon for my CDN and on top of that, I’m using cloudflare.
Here’s my issue - my first time load is always about 1.5-1.7 seconds. Great. But my subsequent loads keep getting stuck on one file or another for 3 seconds. So my 2nd load is almost always significantly longer than my initial load.
See here for example: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/111015_41_1WZSF/
Is it possible it’s the combination of Cloudflare + Amazon? I haven’t yet experimented with only using CF without the Amazon CDN.
I’d love to hear any suggestions!