I’ve recently created a free Netlify account to test out the service with a couple of old static sites I host for friends. I also run an web agency, so trialling the platform for potential paying clients to be using.
I uploaded my 2 basic sites to Netlify and every worked smoothly. There isn’t any build process for these, as these sites are just static files to begin with anyway.
DNS is with Cloudflare, but I disabled the proxy feature and it passes straight through to Netlify’s CNAMEs on both www and the root domains.
I was expecting pages to be loading with lightning fast TTFBs of well under 50ms, given that they are literally just static HTML with no dynamic components.
But instead I’m seeing TTFB’s well above this - 300-600ms.
It’s not hugely slow but considering I’ve got servers that are achieving < 50ms response times running dynamic Wordpress, this seems off to me.
Is my expectation too high, or is there something potentially wrong?
An example instance name is beautytherapyherts.netlify.app.