I need expert assistance in speeding up my wordpress ecommerce site.
I've already done the following to speed it up:
1: Optimize all images
2: Delete unneccary plugins
3: Set up a CDN
4: Installed a wordpress cache plugin
5: Installed plugins to compress the JS and CSS on the site
6: Reduced the amount of requests on the site
7: Reduced the total size of the site
The above has brought my google page speed score up to a 92% which I am happy with, however, when loading my site for the first time, it takes several seconds just for the page to start loading in the first place. Once it actually starts loading, the process is very quick, but the initial loading is taking absolutely way to long. Other sites on my same host load fine, so I'm certain it's not my host. I've seen other sites whom use the same wordpress template load much faster, so I'm certain it's not my theme. Thus, I don't know what the problem is and would love your help in figuring this out.
Attached is a picture which demonstrates how it takes so long just to begin loading the site.
If this site begins to take off after you help me, I will be needing you for many more jobs other than this one, so I hope to start things off right! Thanks for reading. Message me and I will give you the link to the website.