I am more interested in the cause of poor page loading speed on Chrome/Windows, since this combo covers the vast majority of our users.
The average page speed in the last month is 55 seconds for Chrome/Windows and 53 seconds for Safari/Linux (!).
Indeed, our website is not extremely well optimized concerning the general page speed (the homepage scores 77/100 in PageSpeed Insights from Google). Some of the issues :
- It is not delivered via CDN
- It has a pretty high server response (0.89)
We are working on solving these issues.
My possible answer for this problem, that needs a confirmation :
- it has a huge .htaccess file, with ~1660 lines of redirects.
I learned from other resources that having a big .htaccess file can slow down a lot the page speed, but I still wonder why we only encounter this problem on Chrome/Windows and Safari/Linux.
Did anyone else stumble upon this issue before? Does Chrome has a special way of loading a website based on the .htaccess file's content?