I’ve been developing a website for a friend (domain: frontulpatriotilor.ro // main: fpr.epizy.com)
Until maybe a month or so ago before taking a break from developing the website used to load instantly with what was close to no waiting time.
But now it appears that no matter the page I’d go to the page only begins loading after a minute or two, which is ridiculous!
I’ve created a dummy page which is essentially an empty HTML file. It takes up to 50 seconds to access it. (http://frontulpatriotilor.ro/dummy.html)
I’d like to know what causes this issue to occur or if it can be solved soon.
To follow up: the problem is back.
Although I noticed something else, the main domain (fpr.epizy.com) connects instantly, it has no problem loading. However the domain I bought for the website seems to have trouble connecting.
What could be causing this issue? Could it be on the registrar’s end?
As an update: the problem persists and I’m suspecting the host to be at fault.
The TTFB is very inconsistent and it feels almost entirely random how fast a browser will connect to your host.
I’ve ran multiple tests on PingDom, WebPageTest and GTmetrix and sometimes the TTFB (Wait) time is either 1-4 seconds or going up to a full minute or a timeout error. (I’ve ran these tests on the .ro TLD I bought. As a side-note: the main domain fpr.epizy.com has a constant TTFB of 30ms or LESS)
The file I had the tests performed on was an empty .html accessible at http://frontulpatriotilor.ro/test/hello.html – previously I said that maybe it was Cloudflare that was causing the problems, but that turned out to be false after I tuned some settings. Also in the two-days period I had tested the website without Cloudflare activated on it (earlier this week) the exact same issue arose: Wait time of up to 40-50 SECONDS.
I’m not sure how your host works and how it handles each user, but I cannot even begin to come up with a guess of why this is happening. As mentioned in the original post, the website used to load instantly without any wait time about two months ago. And we’re talking empty html files, the Wordpress I have running in a subfolder has good file load times.
Do a test yourself and you will see what I mean, monitor the Wait time before the DOM starts loading, out of 10 tests I’ve performed 60% of them had TTFB of at least 30s.
And please let me know if there’s anything you can do about it so that I know what my course of action is next. I need to get the website properly running soon and would like to know if I have to change the host.
It’s been 4 days… Problem persists and now the 524 timeout error is back.
Are you looking into the issue at all?
Can my host be moved onto another server or another shard of the shared hosting? It’s been almost two weeks since this issue started and it’s not gotten better for longer than a day.