The server response time (SRT) corresponds to the time that the WEB server takes to render a page, between the moment it receives the request and the moment it starts to send the page content. This time does not depend on the quality of the connection or the geographical location of the server (latency), but depends only on the computing performance of the WEB server.
The server response time can greatly affect the position of a site in search results, either because Google judges that the site is too slow to be proposed, or because users do not have the patience to wait for the page to load.
It is recommended that the server returns the page in less than 300ms.
There are several solutions to improve the server response time :
Access Google's server response time documentation for more information.