I am pretty sure I am having 2 separate issues, but will describe them both here in case they are related.
I have been trying to track down why my page will take 15-25 seconds to load for the 1st time, if it has not been accessed in a short while, as little as 20 min.
After that 20 second delay the page loads fast. If you go back to it soon, it will load fast.
It is hosted on GoDaddy and uses a free Cloudflare SSL certificate.
I have DNS set for proxy and have tried clearing the Cloudflare cache. I shut off the Cache built in to Themify in case that caused a conflict. PageSpeed shows a good score.
SSL/TLS is set to Full, not Full Strict (summarized in problem 2). The Slow page load issue has been around much longer than this.
I do not understand everything that I try during troubleshooting, so steps might not make sense, but seemed logical to me.
In cPanel an area called Errors showed something to do with redirects. Not sure if this is related.
I ran a Tracecert to see if it would show re-directs and it only showed 2 jumps— and no delays. Right after running that I went to the site and it took about 17 seconds to load.
If I set DNS to FULL STRICK, my main domain will load, but I lose my subdomain.
I get a 526 Error
It needs to be set to FULL to be able to access it.
It is currently set to FULL.
Thanks for any help/suggestions.