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How to speed up the time to the first byte and what are the causes of a long TTFB? Main causes are network and server-side and I will focus on server-side causes. I’m not covering any CMS here but you can try to apply some of these techniques starting from how to interpret the browser …

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Tested on Drupal 5.x Often we haven’t a full control of machines we have sites hosted in. It’s called “shared hosting”, and it could be cheap as problematic. On a such environment, I had some privileges like “CREATE TABLE, CREATE VIEW” etc. revoked for some weeks. Results? Some enabled modules missed their table, and some …

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