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TTFB grade D when accessing non-www version of website - graphicsxp - 08-13-2015 10:29 PM

Here are my tests results:

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/150813_CA_GRK/1/details/

In find the first DNS resolve time pretty long (according to my inexperienced judgment) and that probably explains the Grade D

If I run the test against the www version, then I get grade A or sometimes B.

The permanent redirection from non-www to www is done in the vhost file of my Apache server. I did something like that:

Code:
# Assuming that Apache listens on 127.0.0.1
<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1>
  ServerName domainname.com
  <IfModule mod_alias.c>
    Redirect permanent / http://www.domainname.com/
  </IfModule>
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1>
  ServerName www.domainname.com
  # other directives to process www.domainname.com
</VirtualHost>
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code]

Could someone provide me with a hint to improve the non-www version ?


RE: TTFB grade D when accessing non-www version of website - pmeenan - 08-17-2015 06:44 AM

I wouldn't sweat it too much unless it's normal for traffic to arrive at the non-www version. You will never get a good TTFB grade if a redirect has to happen. Just testing the actual destination (and making sure the redirect is as fast as possible otherwise) is the best way to test.


RE: TTFB grade D when accessing non-www version of website - GreenGecko - 08-18-2015 01:01 PM

On a side note... WPML can be brutal with your performance, but seem to be much better in the newer ( 3.2 ) version.