I am having troubles reducing the initial server response time on my client’s site. The site is on VultrHF with 1-core CPU, 2GB RAM, managed by Cloudways. And … the client doesn’t want to pay much more than this.
I also use a caching plugin and Cloudflare DNS & CDN. The PHP version is 7.4.X and I increased the PHP memory limit to 1024 MB.
All in all… the initial server response time is still over 1.3 s (goal: < 600 ms)
I am just wondering if these are the culprits:
1) Code Snippets plugin: I got a few PHP functions on there so these might affect server-side rendering
2) One conditional logic on a landing page just to make content update more flexible for the client
I also have Google Site Kit and Hubspot plugins. I know I know these are unnecessary but my client is not at all tech-savvy.
Thanks for any advice!