Under NameCheap shared hosting my 5 page Wordpress site first page is 447kb HTTPS and 23 requests but takes 3 seconds to load (pingdom). That is rather poor right? Tried a second time increased to 3.19 seconds.
Following the advice from [Pingdom repots slow site] I checked with uptrends tools. They report 0.9 second for San Diego to load the site but 4.9 seconds for New York.
My Theme flat.min.css?ver=1.7.4 is the single largest file at 159kb.
I have cloud flare setup but caching disabled since with HTTPS does not work without paying for a more expensive cloud flare plan. Only three plugs are used: Custom CSS Manager, Wordfence Security, WordPress HTTPS.
Google PageSpeed Insights report:
57 / 100 Speed RED
Consider Fixing: Reduce server response time, Leverage browser caching, Minify HTML, Minify CSS
Using recommendations to aim for a 1 second page load time and suggestions, WordPress speed – How to reduce your load time to under 1 second
Enabled compression (cPanel Optimize Website) on everything and that raised Google PageSpeed score to 72/100 Yellow. GTmetrix reports compression is missing a font that offers 20% 16kb space savings. How? Google PageSpeed reports service response time is a slow 0.56 seconds. ow using Wordfense Falcon Caching.