What could be causing a 1.18s wait time when my page loads? Just to make sure I did not have any conflicting or parallel scripts loading, I completely deleted all the script on my home page and ran the speed test again. Although I had a blank website and 5kb file size, there was still a 900ms "waiting" time.

I'm wondering if it could be my server? Any other thoughts or suggestions as it doesn't seem to be scripts.

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EDIT - Just ran a DNS test on pingdom and here are my results. Does this tell me anything? No nameservers found at child?

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    See this: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/46780/… – dan Sep 11 '13 at 4:15
  • +1 for list. Just ran Pingdom test and results above. what does this tell me? – Andrew Findlay Sep 11 '13 at 4:31
  • Sounds like your the DNS zone is missing nameserver records on the child-side. I'd contact your DNS provider (e.g., domain registrar, web host provider, or third-party DNS service) for help. – dan Sep 11 '13 at 4:35
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    You can run these two DNS health checks for more info too: dns-health.com and intodns.com. Another good tool to use is the DNS check here: network-tools.com – dan Sep 11 '13 at 4:38
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    See the error's explanation here (that was child-side DNS zone, not name servers). If you let me know the domain (you can delete the comment afterwards), I'll have a look at it for you. – dan Sep 11 '13 at 5:47

Typically according to my understanding of HTTP:

  • The Sending time is when the request headers are being upload to the server
  • The Waiting time is when the request is being processed by the server and before the response begins to download
  • The Receiving time is the time taken to download the response

My question would be does this happen for all of your pages? If so then I would assume that you don't have enough processing power on your server.

If it is only on one page, take a look at your code for that page and see if there is any part of it that could be taking a long time.

The last option could be your network speed, I think.

  • most pages are the same. one page is about 30% less. As I said in my post, I removed my all the script and still got a long page load time. I'm on with server admin now. will post results. – Andrew Findlay Sep 11 '13 at 4:46

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