I’m hoping I haven’t made a horrible mistake in moving to a VPS.
I had gotten feedback on the shared server that my site was very slow and people weren’t staying. So when I made the decision to get more aggressive with my baby site, I decided to invest in a VPS.
It’s still so slow that people are telling me they can’t get it. I’ve installed W3 Total Cache, RocketLoader, CloudFlare with Railgun… everything but I still have a slow site.
One of the top suggestions in PageSpeed Insights is to Improve Server Response Time. How can I do that?
I switched from PHP 5.3 with FastCGI to just plain old CGI.
I’ve heard some people say that W3 Total Cache has slowed down their server response time? Have others experienced that? I’m wondering if my cache is too aggressive since I’m trying to build a bbpress and buddypress installation.
I’m definitely a novice at this level so any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.