Other than my homepage (gatehealing.com), if I do NOT use the trailing slash (on gatehealing.com/counseling-austin-tx for example) my TTFB fails and in the waterfall I notice line 2 has a very long html time: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/180617_AR_a218be9ce8eed1e359f36e906cbed531/
The same thing happens on other inner pages, but this one is more important.
My page is only 12 page, few images, no woocommerce etc (its just information), has very low traffic (it’s a local business). While I am on a shared DreamHost server, the small size/traffic shouldn’t be an issue. . . and its not when I add that trailing slash: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/180617_4S_8b022bb30f87d7c9668908e252e09ed7/
I have optimized mySql, cleaned out overhead numbers, repaired, etc. I have upgraded to PHP 7.0 Fast CGI, upped limits, etc. because DreamHOst was getting some errors that I believe were contributing to lots of 505 errors related to ram use (which is again very odd given my small size etc) . . . that seemed to fix that particular issue.
I don’t know if this TTFB thing is related? Ie is the long html bar related to mySQL and PHP test being too long (still trying to figure out why–I am using PHP/MySQL CPU performance statistics by mywebtonet plugin). Attaching some screenshots of that. Those numbers could be them trying to get my business, but since I am having troubles, my hunch is these may well be accurate, and I don’t know another tool?).
Apologies for all the info. . . I am fairly new and don’t really know what info is useful in helping me figure this out, but I have been working on it for 6 months, moved my host, deleted my 150 page blog (moved it to another domain–per some google top contributer suggestion that it may have been diluting my rankings, and all that extra traffic could have created issues on shared server).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have plenty of other pieces of information that I can provdie.