This week I started a mini project to optimize a slow Drupal 8 website.
The issue, various parts of the website are taking 10, 20 and even 30 seconds to load. Wow, long time.
My first round of updates to the Drupal configuration and code took off 15 - 20 seconds of page load time. Then after the second review of assets loading on the page, I was able to knock off about 3 MB of loaded resources. Now the page load must faster and is much lighter.
Here is a before and after comparison of page size, request sand load time:
Next steps, to go back through the requests that are sent, and then to review the hosting configuration.