Newbie here… Sorry if this sort of question has been asked before.
I’m trying to do some tests on various sites that are developed using the Plone CMS. I know Plone is painfully slow, but I really am not understanding the results of webpagetest at all. They just seem unrealistically slower than real user experiences!
For example, I just ran a test on the main portal of the Brazilian government: http://www.brasil.gov.br. This is obviously quite a major site as it is supposed to be a front end to their entire web presence. However, I am getting a first view load of 50 seconds!! I just cannot understand that.
That is not anything close to the real user experience. (Yes… my cache is wiped clean, same browser, seriously slow internet connection and other end of the globe).
Can this result really be representative of reality?