Thanks for having such a great forum and for all the tips that have helped me get this far solo.
I’m trying to get my TTFB lowered as much as possible however I seem to have hit a wall.
I’ve tried optimizing what I can using the suggestions from Yslow and Pagespeed, and have even turned on the pagespeed option from my shared host (dreamhost), all of which have helped the overall load time, # of HTTP requests and size of download.
With all of those enhancements, however, my site seems to be running really slowly given its size.
Here are the test results: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/120328_ZS_3RD3C/1/details/
I run wordpress and in trying to figure exactly why the TTFB is as slow as it is I’ve asked my webhost (DH) and they’ve said perhaps it is coming from Procwatch (which would only be an issue i suppose if i were running multiple sites at once that were all getting traffic - which is definitely not the case).
They then suggested plugins as perhaps contributing to the slowdown. To try and figure that out, I’ve downloaded and run the P3 Plugin Profiler which has given me the following results:
site load time: 2.9667s
Number of Plugin Function Calls: 6,966 calls avg.
Memory Usage: 58.27 MB avg.
MySQL Queries: 59 queries avg.
I’ve setup and run a separate test site, using only the basic wordpress installation. With nothing else running except the basic wordpress theme I get:
Site Load Time 0.1586 seconds avg.
Number of Plugin Function Calls: 28 calls avg.
Memory Usage: 19.60 MB avg.
MySQL Queries: 13 queries avg.
Even so, my TTFB for were unimpressive considering the bare site (
With one of the main plugins (Wishlist Member) active, I got a real lag in TTFB
After Wishlist Member the P3 Plugin Profiler shows the following:
Site Load Time 1.8438 seconds avg.
Number of Plugin Function Calls: 336 calls avg.
Memory Usage: 29.35 MB avg.
MySQL Queries: 58 queries avg
Any help on trying to figure out a way to speed things up on TTFB would be greatly appreciated. Since certain plugins (such as WLM) have to stay, am I doomed to a slow site? (PS Caching is not an option with Wishlist Member because it gets super cranky and unstable - this was confirmed by plugin author as well)