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The "Lesson of the 4 Bench Grinders" can help you speed up the time To First Byte (TTFB) of your Joomla site.



  • Title: "Speed Up The Time To First Byte (TTFB) of Your Website - 🛠 MM #277 - YouTube"
  • Presenter: Tim Davis
  • Channel: Basic Joomla Tutorials YouTube channel

Key Points:

  1. Tim Davis introduces Maintenance Money #277, focusing on Joomla site building and maintenance tips.
  2. He shares the analogy of "the lesson of the four bench grinders" from his friend's large shop, where bench grinders are placed in all four corners for convenience.
  3. Relates the lesson to TTFB (Time To First Byte), defining it as a measure of a web server's responsiveness.
  4. Explains that TTFB is the time it takes for a browser to send a request for a web page and receive the first byte of data in response.
  5. Tim suggests that having name servers and zones in multiple locations can reduce TTFB, making the website load faster.
  6. Recommends using Cloudflare's name servers to achieve this.
  7. Provides a step-by-step guide on how to set up Cloudflare for a Joomla site, including creating an account, adding a site, and assigning Cloudflare name servers.
  8. Advises not proxying CNAME for mail and FTP for optimal functioning.
  9. Emphasizes bonus features on Cloudflare for improved security and optimized performance.
  10. Highlights Cloudflare's ability to handle HTTPS and Brotili compression, reducing the workload on the server.
  11. Demonstrates the impact of the changes by showing a before-and-after comparison of TTFB using GTmetrix.
  12. Concludes by emphasizing the faster loading sites achieved through the lesson of the four bench grind
 Monday Maintenance 277


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