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  1. youeverysecond
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    My website http://www.youeverysecond.com takes a loooong time to load. When I test it with pingdom it usually says more than 6 seconds, and like 80% of the time is spent on "Wait" time. What is this exactly and why would it occur?
    Please could you help me solve the problem?
    I have also enabled the page load time metric in my Google Analytics and some pages even reach more than 13s page load on average... (for example http://www.youeverysecond.com/be-grateful-now)
    Any clue?
    Nicolas.

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your site loads in 2.92s seconds according to gtmetrix which is not so bad. However, you may look at the report and optimize it to further improve speed. BTW, are you using any cache plugin?

  3. youeverysecond
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    2.92? If I try via pingdom.com its 6s or more, and If check my google analytics metrics, its even 13s on some pagess... so which software/webapps should I believe?
    Yes, I'm using W3 Total Cache.
    Nicolas.

  4. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can only take an approximation of results given by different tools. Even the same tool may give different results at different times.
    W3 Total Cache can also create problems some times look at the report below (quoted for markup errors). It has a large number of cached data which is rather weird.

    In order to know what is actually happening, you need to deactivate all plugins, revert to Twenty Twelve theme and run the tests.

    See the large number of markup errors and warnings. Correcting them can help.

  5. bottleneck
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  6. youeverysecond
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the links and the advice...
    Though I don't understand the problem with the markup errors and what they have to do with W3TC?
    (Anyway, I think I'll have to deactivate all plugins, revert to Twenty Twelve and see what is causing harm... )
    Nicolas.

  7. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @youeverysecond, is W3TC currently disabled?

  8. youeverysecond
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Frederick
    Yes, yesterday after posting my message, I disabled half of my plugins (and indeed saw a huge increase in my loading time). I laos changed my theme, to pick up a more performant one.
    I don't have that much traffic at the moment anyway - on average 100 visits a day, some days 1000 but very unfrequently...
    I'm planning to grow my audience, but is W3TC really that useful? I disabled it and my site was going much faster...
    N.

  9. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @youeverysecond, if you disable it and things go faster it means that there's a bug, incompatibility or setting that needs to change. If you submit a message through our contact form on my website.

  10. bottleneck
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Krishna

    See the large number of markup errors and warnings.

    I have seen these sentences, written by you, like above, many times when you talk about websites optimization.
    Honestly, I always feel confused when I read them but I haven't paid too much attention, thinking that I just don't have enough knowledge.

    Yet at least OP has the same question:

    Though I don't understand the problem with the markup errors and what they have to do with W3TC?

    Krishna, could you please explain, what is your point regarding speeding up a site:

    See the large number of markup errors and warnings.

    Thank you.

  11. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @bottleneck,
    I don't think that you don't know the answer for the questions that you ask. For example, this is from the link that you yourself quoted above:

    Check your theme Code (Use valid HTML code)

    Right? Or, wrong?

  12. bottleneck
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good thinking.

    Thank you.

  13. youeverysecond
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi guys
    Sorry for my late answer...
    As said above, now my site goes much faster - W3TC is disabled.
    Frederick are you part of the w3tc team?

    My understanding is that W3TC is a very powerful tool - but kind of heavy. Maybe for my needs (a site with 100 UV a day on average) it is not required to have such a plugin...

    Now im quiet happy with the speed of my site. Im building another site, and I also saw the same pattern - much slower with w3tc enabled. Well, I have to admit, maybe my config is the reason why it's slow... but I tried at the time to change several things and it didnt have any impact whatsoever.

    Anyway
    Thank you guys for all the answers... I leave this opened at the moment, jsut in case.

    N.

  14. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Every site needs caching. The idea of "heavy" is irrelevant. If disk enhanced page caching doesn't make your site faster then it means that it's not actually working and there's a bug or conflict. If you submit a bug submission form from the support tab of the plugin or send me an email, I'll take a look.

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