Suggestions for Speeding up My Site

I’ve done all I know how. Is there anything you guys could suggest for speeding my site up?
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110518_FQ_MRQ5/
i used to get something like 0.700 but i dont anymore for some reason

Just a quick reminder that I rcently switched the default browser for testing from IE7 to IE8 so unless you were explicitly selecting IE8 previously the difference might be from the different browsers.

thanks. i think i still might have misconfigured something though
might my htaccess have something to do with it?

[code]RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.nybodyart.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ “http://nybodyart.com” [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^nybodyart.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.nybodyart.com$
RewriteRule ^wiki/$ “http://wiki.nybodyart.com/” [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^nybodyart.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.nybodyart.com$
RewriteRule ^forums/$ “http://forums.nybodyart.com/” [R=301,L]
Redirect 301 /tag/tattoo-2/page/2/ http://nybodyart.com/tattoo/
Redirect 301 /tag/tumblr/ http://nybodyart.com/tattoo/
Redirect 301 /tag/tattoo-artist/ http://nybodyart.com/tattoo-artist/
Redirect 301 /tag/pinup/ http://nybodyart.com/pinup/
Redirect 301 /tag/new-york/ http://nybodyart.com/new-york/
Redirect 301 /tag/model/ http://nybodyart.com/model/
Redirect 301 /tag/black-and-grey-tattoo/ http://nybodyart.com/black-and-grey-tattoo/
Redirect 301 /tag/alternative-model/page/2/ http://nybodyart.com/alternative-model/page/2/
Redirect 301 /tag/alternative-model/ http://nybodyart.com/alternative-model/
Redirect 301 /interview/betty-rose/attachment/betty-rose-cup-tattoo/ http://nybodyart.com/interview/betty-rose/
Redirect 301 /2010/11/22/hattie-watson/hattiewatson-1/ http://nybodyart.com/model/interview-model-hattie-watson/
Redirect 301 /artist/portrait-by-logan-aguilar/attachment/pee-wee-tattoo__edited-1/ http://nybodyart.com/artist/portrait-by-logan-aguilar/

suPHP_ConfigPath /home/danny/public_html/wiki

order allow,deny
deny from all


FileETag None
<FilesMatch “.(ico|pdf|flv|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|js|css|swf|xml)$”>
Header set Cache-Control “public”
Header set Expires “Thu, 15 Apr 2012 20:00:00 GMT”

#compress text, html, javascript, css, xml:
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterbyType DEFLATE image/ico
AddOutputFilterbyType DEFLATE image/gif
AddOutputFilterbyType DEFLATE image/jpg
AddOutputFilterbyType DEFLATE image/png
AddOutputFilterbyType DEFLATE image/vnd.microsoft.icon
#Or, compress certain file types by extension:
<Files *.html>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.css>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.js>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.jpg>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.gif>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.jpeg>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.png>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.swf>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.txt>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

<Files *.ico>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

ServerSignature Off
SetEnv SERVER_ADMIN dan@nybodyart.com
Options All -Indexes

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml application/xml application/xhtml+xml text/javascript text/css application/x-javascript
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary

BEGIN W3TC Browser Cache

AddType text/css .css AddType application/x-javascript .js AddType text/html .html .htm AddType text/richtext .rtf .rtx AddType image/svg+xml .svg .svgz AddType text/plain .txt AddType text/xsd .xsd AddType text/xsl .xsl AddType text/xml .xml AddType video/asf .asf .asx .wax .wmv .wmx AddType video/avi .avi AddType image/bmp .bmp AddType application/java .class AddType video/divx .divx AddType application/msword .doc .docx AddType application/x-msdownload .exe AddType image/gif .gif AddType application/x-gzip .gz .gzip AddType image/x-icon .ico AddType image/jpeg .jpg .jpeg .jpe AddType application/vnd.ms-access .mdb AddType audio/midi .mid .midi AddType video/quicktime .mov .qt AddType audio/mpeg .mp3 .m4a AddType video/mp4 .mp4 .m4v AddType video/mpeg .mpeg .mpg .mpe AddType application/vnd.ms-project .mpp AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database .odb AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart .odc AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula .odf AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics .odg AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation .odp AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet .ods AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text .odt AddType audio/ogg .ogg AddType application/pdf .pdf AddType image/png .png AddType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .pot .pps .ppt .pptx AddType audio/x-realaudio .ra .ram AddType application/x-shockwave-flash .swf AddType application/x-tar .tar AddType image/tiff .tif .tiff AddType audio/wav .wav AddType audio/wma .wma AddType application/vnd.ms-write .wri AddType application/vnd.ms-excel .xla .xls .xlsx .xlt .xlw AddType application/zip .zip ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType text/css A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-javascript A31536000 ExpiresByType text/html A3600 ExpiresByType text/richtext A3600 ExpiresByType image/svg+xml A3600 ExpiresByType text/plain A3600 ExpiresByType text/xsd A3600 ExpiresByType text/xsl A3600 ExpiresByType text/xml A3600 ExpiresByType video/asf A31536000 ExpiresByType video/avi A31536000 ExpiresByType image/bmp A31536000 ExpiresByType application/java A31536000 ExpiresByType video/divx A31536000 ExpiresByType application/msword A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-msdownload A31536000 ExpiresByType image/gif A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-gzip A31536000 ExpiresByType image/x-icon A31536000 ExpiresByType image/jpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-access A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/midi A31536000 ExpiresByType video/quicktime A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/mpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType video/mp4 A31536000 ExpiresByType video/mpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-project A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/ogg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/pdf A31536000 ExpiresByType image/png A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/x-realaudio A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-tar A31536000 ExpiresByType image/tiff A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/wav A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/wma A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-write A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-excel A31536000 ExpiresByType application/zip A31536000 Header set Pragma "public" Header append Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate" FileETag MTime Size Header set X-Powered-By "W3 Total Cache/0.9.1.4b" Header set Pragma "public" Header append Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate" FileETag MTime Size Header set X-Powered-By "W3 Total Cache/0.9.1.4b" Header set Pragma "public" Header append Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate" FileETag MTime Size Header set X-Powered-By "W3 Total Cache/0.9.1.4b" # END W3TC Browser Cache ServerSignature Off SetEnv SERVER_ADMIN dan@nybodyart.com Options All -Indexes AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml application/xml application/xhtml+xml text/javascript text/css application/x-javascript BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip BrowserMatch bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond $1 ^(index\.php)?$ [OR] RewriteCond $1 \.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png|css|js|ico)$ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [S=1] RewriteRule . /index.php [L] Header unset ETag FileETag None [/code]
  1. check the time of your system how long this needed to generate the output endtime - starttime = time of the generator

  2. Rendertime is a value of valid html and css too

  1. reduce the Request’s → base64 encoded Images instead of url images
  2. reduce calling of external source

Danny,

Excuse my lower level of expertise here, but it seems to me that you have a rather lengthy and redundant .htaccess file.

Would it help if you were to place some of those directives in your httpd config?

Just a thought open for critique.

Regards,

Joe

[quote=“joe524, post:5, topic:594”]
Danny,

Excuse my lower level of expertise here, but it seems to me that you have a rather lengthy and redundant .htaccess file.

Would it help if you were to place some of those directives in your httpd config?

Just a thought open for critique.

Regards,

Joe

[/quote]thanks, but i’m on shared hostgator hosting

In other words, you don’t have root access into server to edit httpd config? Everything is FTP into .htaccess?

yes

That is the speed of your wp installation. A slow System cannot produce high speed output.

wordpress specific themes like howto make it with wp you would better ask in wp community.

Your facebook part makes yout site slow !

[quote=“piratos, post:9, topic:594”]

That is the speed of your wp installation. A slow System cannot produce high speed output.

wordpress specific themes like howto make it with wp you would better ask in wp community.

Your facebook part makes yout site slow !

[/quote]i wouldnt say my site is slow, but yes, facebook slows my site down, but there is nothing anyone can do about that at this point. just looking for ways to improve my site speed, running wordpress on a shared hosting plan.
i think it’s appropriate to ask here, no?

Oh yes you can ask what you want, absolutly no problem, but special questions to wp the wp community can give the best answers.
I’m not a WP specialist, but i can give ideas, because i have realized it with other cms.

[hr]
I have found a test with a bundle of wp cache plugins.
May be there is something for you:

http://cd34.com/blog/scalability/wordpress-cache-plugin-benchmarks/

Check your Site with Google Chrome → Tools, you can see details of content that makes your site slow.

FWIW, the Chrome developer tools will basicaly get you the same information you see here (particularly the waterfall). Knowing that you’re on shared hosting helps because it lets us know what options you have.

The Facebook like box slows the page load time down but that’s just a metric, not necessarily the user experience. I will be offline for the next few hours but when I get back online I’ll try capturing some video and trying things out.

If it’s at al possible with the template, moving the javascript on the page to the bottom of the document (I think W3TC can automate this for you) will help the user experience - you just need to check and make sure it doesn’t actually break the page.