I'm quite new to running a website, and I've recently run my page through some page load time measurements to try and reduce load time. After scaling down my images etc, I find that the bottleneck comes from 'wait' time, notably time spent waiting for a redirect from my www domain to the domain without www.
Is there a way to prevent the additional load time caused by the redirect, while still having my page be accessible with or without the www in the URL?
I am running on a Wordpress installation on DreamHost.
This question is about why the wait times are slow when loading page, but it does not address redirects.