I made a wordpress theme, when I compare mine with another website (similar) mine is smaller Page size 1.1 MB Load time 5.05 s Requests 99
but their website is Page size 1.4 MB Requests 132 Load time 2.78 s
my question is, how server types affect load time? because mine take about 3 seconds to reply, but their 171ms.
what can I do as developer to reduce first respond time?
Make sure you run each Pingdom test a few times to average out results!
The two things that will most likely account for your difference in results here are :