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RE: What's causing 1762ms "First Byte Time" & is it something I can fix? - JamesAtPulsate - 05-30-2015 12:29 AM

(05-29-2015 05:01 PM)ThePrez Wrote:  About SPDY + SSL, I'd never heard of that. I'm not using anything SSL intentionally, so I suppose
that's something to investigate. Maybe the theme is the culprit.

Now that you have your TTFB under control with page caching, I think looking at the theme is not a bad idea. The data payload of the pages isn't that bad, but there are lots and lots of objects coming down and that's holding up the show. Especially on mobile. So looking at some other themes and or a different form plugin won't hurt.
Cognito forms accounts for 7 objects/files on this page: excellentpresence.com/improve-website-performance/
So depending on the exact functionality and ease of setup you need, you could accomplish capturing this information from people with zero objects. Something to think about.

Perhaps the developer of your existing theme can help trim the fat off the features you are not using.

(05-29-2015 05:01 PM)ThePrez Wrote:  Would you mind giving a hint, though, on how to "ensure that the google resources aren't fetched
from the HTTPS URL"?

Where did this spring up from?


RE: What's causing 1762ms "First Byte Time" & is it something I can fix? - ThePrez - 05-30-2015 01:33 AM

(05-24-2015 07:08 AM)WebsiteSpeedExperts Wrote:  [*]Ensure that the google resources aren't fetched from the HTTPS url - it's only adding an extra HTTPS handshake for no gain
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Hi WebsiteSpeedExperts. Would you mind giving a hint as to how this might be possible?

JamesAtPulsate, I apologize; that wasn't your recommendation! But if you do have suggestions, I'd certainly be open and very appreciative. Thanks much once again.

Indeed, the last major theme update has greatly sped things up, so say the devs; I just need to make time to switch over. I'll report back here if I'm able to materially reduce load time or TTFB even more.

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend!


RE: What's causing 1762ms "First Byte Time" & is it something I can fix? - JamesAtPulsate - 05-30-2015 02:58 AM

(05-30-2015 01:33 AM)ThePrez Wrote:  
(05-24-2015 07:08 AM)WebsiteSpeedExperts Wrote:  [*]Ensure that the google resources aren't fetched from the HTTPS url - it's only adding an extra HTTPS handshake for no gain

Ah. Yes if you're not using https for the site, then there's no point in pulling some objects over https if you don't need to. Depending on what is calling them it may or may not be easy to do this. But if you can get to where those url's are triggered, id reccomend you change the urls and NOT specify a protocol. By doing this they will pull down in either http or https depending on how the page is called down.

Lets go on the assumption that NON SSL + SPDY is not benefiting performance and you want to get rid of the other SSl handshakes.
Example URL in your site's code would display say https://targetURL
Conventional wisdom would say change this to http://targetURL
What you SHOULD do is set it as simply //targetURL. No http or https

This gives you the maximum flexibility to swap back an forth between delivering over http and https without having to get back into the code each time.

Same to you.