Ok so I'm running CE 126.96.36.199 with maybe 3-4 extensions and around 25k products & 25 categories.
As the title suggests my TTFB on the home page is EXTREMELY slow, around 10-12 seconds on average. It's so bad that I installed a Full Page Cache plugin to hide how slow it really is, but I'm still very curious as to why this is the case ..
I'm using a dedicated server with Nexcess (who I presume is very good with Magento stores) and every asset is optimized (gzip, minified assets, flat category/products enabled, etc.) yet the TTFB time is so long, without the caching plugin.
Why can this happen? I feel like something is very wrong I just can't debug it properly. Any ideas?