Site request seems to hang before loading content

The loading of my site seems to hang for 4-8 seconds (sometimes longer) before loading content, if it’s the first time the visitor is requesting the page, or hasn’t requested the page in a while (maybe more than a day). Subsequent requests load the site normally, which takes about 1.5 secs with caching off.

I recently moved my site from another host and it always loaded quickly. What could be the issue here? Here is an example of page load time without caching enabled. Thanks.

My effected site:

Currently your site working super fast
but there are moments when it is not so :frowning_face:

There are some complaints about slow websites. But the waterfall graph you took a screenshot of actually looks fine. In the waterfall, it looks like most of your website is loaded within 1.2 seconds, which is pretty quick and perfectly normal.

It’s not so much the load time, but the time before/in-between loading. It’s strange, because I never notice this “waiting period” on any other site when doing regular web surfing. This is the first time I’ve noticed it, and unfortunately, it’s only reproducible sometimes.

I managed to capture something better to illustrate what I mean.

This is how it sometimes happens. First just one file arrives with pending status.

Then the rest come, but look at how long it takes.

That waterfall graph looks very strange. There is a 30 second gap between the requests, but it doesn’t look like anything is happening in between. I have honestly no clue as to what your browser is doing in that time, because it doesn’t seem to be interacting with the server during that time.

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