loading slow - first byte time 60 sec

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loading slow - first byte time 60 sec

Post by ssvdirmel » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:50 am


on my site there is the extension "wgpicasa" but the page loads very very slow (over 60 seconds!)...

my url is:
http://www.ssv-ueberherrn.de/cms/index. ... -2012-2013

I tested it: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/120917_T1_51T/ and there is a "first byte time" over 60 sec!

Has anyone a idea what the problem is?

I tested also with "slideshowfx" - but there is the same issue.


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Re: loading slow - first byte time 60 sec

Post by alfred_winston » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:42 pm

You will try to enabling the cache plugin it will reduce the first time byte. But First time byte will not improve the page score mostly.
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Re: loading slow - first byte time 60 sec

Post by ders1937 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:59 am

maybe you should check your internet connection first, or maybe you should enabling your chache plugin and see it work or not to your site.

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Re: loading slow - first byte time 60 sec

Post by soomar63 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:58 am

Hi, I tested the home page of your site and these are something you must check:
1- Your home page is too heavy. it is more than 2 mega bytes. the normal site must be under 800 kilo byte. so check these items:
* you have 68 external Javascript in your page! what are you doing? is this JS company? :)
* 22 external stylesheets!!! You must have maximum 5 css files.
* you have 15 background images! but your page is grey. remove unnecessary background or combine them into one strip.

2- Browser caching is not fully enable in your site!
3- You didn't specified images dimensions in your site.
4- The gzip is not activeted in your joomla. try enable it and add some code to your .htaccess file to fully gzip .css and .js files.
5- Your site is looking for more than 4 site to loading data. remove some of them.

I think if you correct these items, you site will loads very faster.
Good Luck.

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Re: loading slow - first byte time 60 sec

Post by Leandro-84- » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:30 pm


Sorry to revive this old thread, but I'm having a similar problem to yours it's taking too long to load the first byte on my Joomla website and I have tried pretty much everything I can think of with no success.

I have noticed that your website is loading really fast now, would you mind telling me how you solved the issue?

Thanks in advance!



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