Support » Plugin: WordPress HTTPS (SSL) » TTFB very high

  • Hi,

    we seem to be having a problem in that our time to first byte is 2 to 4 seconds.
    We are running version Version 3.3.6 of the https plugin on WordPress 4.8

    A waterfall test shows:
    Time to First Byte: 46 ms

    Initial Connection: 42 ms
    SSL Negotiation: 110 ms
    Time to First Byte: 3084 ms

    We have a second site on the same server that has an approximate 200ms TTFB, the webhost has also provided examples of other sites loading with very low TTFB on the same shared server.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  ideal2017.
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  • We have exactly the same issue, TTFB is extremely high. On http < 200 msec, with https >2500 msec.
    Also our provider has optimized all that is possible.

    Did anyone find a solution to this…?



    Did anyone successfully resolve this problem in the end? It seems removing the plugin is the only real option here but obviously this has potential to cause a mess if not done properly

    Plugin Author Mike Ems


    Performance is my highest priority for the next release. I’m going to add a few more options and hooks that should allow users to fine-tune it to their needs. I don’t know that I’ll be able to speed it up while retaining all of the functionality, so I may need to add different “modes” that the plugin can run in. But, it’s going to take some time to figure out what those are.

    Plugin Author Mike Ems


    Please try the latest release. I’ve done what I can to reduce memory usage, but I don’t have a large website to test with. If you have the time, an A/B using P3 Plugin Profiler or similar would be awesome! Either way, though! Thanks!

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