Takes many seconds to start loading website

I’m trying to figure out where the issue exists with how long it takes to start loading my website.

In this screenshot, it shows a little over 3s for the redirect to happen. At times, it can be even over 5s.

I would like to know why this is happening. The site is hosted on SiteGround on the basic tier. However, I have other sites that are larger (this site is 3.33MB) but start loading almost instantaneously. I am baffled by why it takes so long to start loading. Does anyone have any idea on why this might be happening?

The delays are just Cloudflare waiting for your server to respond to the request.

A good place to start would be to use the “Pause Cloudflare on Site” option from the Overview page and then test your timings. It’s usually the server just being slow.

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