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How to reduce first byte time
02-10-2014, 05:57 PM (This post was last modified: 02-10-2014 05:58 PM by lupinehorror.)
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RE: How to reduce first byte time
(02-08-2014 02:15 AM)jainlv Wrote:  I have the same type of issue, however I'm using GoDaddy shared hosting (no boos or groans, please). It is a client site.

When I was working with my CDN company (MaxCDN), they said the same thing -- first byte is almost always driven by the hosting company.

Their suggestion was to implement CloudFlare in addition to the CDN, as CloudFlare is actually a 'first hit cache/CDN' of your site (before people actually hit your server), so instead of getting served by your server, they are getting served by CloudFlare first. They have a free service and it seems to have helped my sites (by about 30% speed increase).

Jeff

agreed. i use cloudflare for quite a few sites and have found it does help with load times (and first byte times). this on a decent spec VPS. also use w3 total cache with max cdn and find they work very well together. for example
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RE: How to reduce first byte time - jainlv - 02-08-2014, 02:15 AM
RE: How to reduce first byte time - lupinehorror - 02-10-2014 05:57 PM

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