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Time to First Byte (TTFB): What It Is & How to Optimize Your Website for It

Time to First Byte (TTFB): What It Is & How to Optimize Your Website for It

If you want to optimize your site’s speed and performance, it’s important to know what key metrics to pay attention to. For example, Time to First Byte (TTFB) measures the amount of time it takes for a user’s browser to receive the first “byte” of data from your website’s server. Not to render it or show it on the screen. But to simply return a single byte to the browser.

In this post, we’ll explain what TTFB is and why it’s important. Then we’ll discuss how to measure it, and how you can reduce it on your WordPress site. Finally, we’ll wrap up with some frequently asked questions. Let’s get started!

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