Pat, thanks for the valuable feedback. I will be exploring various ways of improving this. I already temporarily disabled my CDN, and asked my host to see if there is any way to address this by tuning up the server. I will also see if I can remove some unneeded code fro m templates, or move things around a bit.
The above screenshot shows what I occasionally see, and don’t quite understand. Randomly, the time-to-first-byte can be unusually long even for a static file like a 40 byte small clear.gif (1 pixel by 1 pixel in size).
At the time of the above test, the Server Load Averages were as follows:
0.06 0.04 0.02 | 100 Users Online (3 members and 97 guests)