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First time byte problem - sh4ka - 10-22-2011 10:29 PM

Hello,

I've been optimizing the index of this webpage to get the best performance but I'm unable to reduce the First time byte. Even I have 100 score in all the individual results, first time byte keeps going bad Dodgy

Here is the test if you want to take a look:

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/111022_SJ_1Z0NV/1/performance_optimization/#first_byte_time

I appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks!


RE: First time byte problem - pmeenan - 10-25-2011 12:14 AM

The first byte time is going to be something you have to look at on the back-end (we can't see what is causing it from the outside).

It can be anything from:
- Database performance issues (check your slow query log if you are using a database)
- External web service calls made by the server
- Overloaded server
- Server that has run out of available processes to handle requests
- and a bunch of other things

Is the application something you wrote or is it built on top of a platform?