Scenario: - My site pages and most pages usually loads around 3s to 5s. - I have a lot of posts on my site and new posts are added every 12 hours. I did not use any on site caching plugin to avoid large diskspace usage for cache files. - I am using cloudflare cache with expiry set to 8hours so that my front page, categories and archive pages can be updated with fresh contents accordingly.
Problem: - I wanted to improve my google page speed score and tried to run plugins like autoptimize which can auto minify and defer render blocking of css and js. - These plugins improved my page rank score tremendously for cached pages. - However these plguins actually made my site slower as they add 5 to 10 seconds to first load of uncached pages for them to do their minifying and cache writing.(My cache expire every 8 hours)
Question: Under my scenario, is there a way that I able to retain/improve my usual site speed and satisfy pagespeed minify and script defer requirement?