Waterfall View - line 1

Does anyone have any idea how I can knock a second off of my slow start on line 1?


Any help would be appreciated :)?

You’re already running W3 TC, is page caching enabled for unauthenticated users? If so, what mode (enhanced disk?). It shouldn’t be taking NEARLY that long.

Pmeenan, thank you for your reply:


Can you try switching from memcached to disk (enhanced)? The setting is on the first page. There’s no good reason that a cached fetch of the page should take that long. If that doesn’t work, what does your “Never cache the following pages” section look like?


After I switched to disk enhanced, this was the result: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110421_RJ_F49F/

Also, this is what my “Never cache the following pages” says, which is the standard setting for W3TC: http://www.screencast.com/users/DJMorrisInc/folders/Jing/media/4713fe92-dd89-4172-b657-14b232fe10fb

The thing that I don’t understand is that this is an extremely small site compared to my other one, which loads much faster and has the same W3TC settings: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110421_8X_EZ6F/ …Do you have any clue why?

Try multiple test runs. I think you might have caught the first run where it actually needs to build the cache. I did 10 runs and it looks much better now: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110421_QB_7cbe8352c0f7de0165db883cd7545547/4/details/

Thank you so much…that is great!