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We took a look at your WordPress site and are sure we can do a better job of supporting it. How sure? Take a look at some of the stats we compiled below :


2.0x faster total page-load time!

1_waterfall_thumb Using the techniques detailed below, moving your blog to Arrow Root Media would shave 5.9 seconds off your page-load time, cut from the 12.1 seconds’ worth of download time currently served from your main domain (jimromenesko.com). Our data is based on this detailed analysis of your website’s behavior when it’s loaded by IE8 over a business-class cable modem, performed by WebPageTest LLC, a 3rd-party, vendor-neutral organization.

5.3x faster delivering HTML

We cache dynamic HTML in a proprietary system built specifically for WordPress, so we can start sending back bytes in 80 ms, instead of the 427 ms it took your server.

2.3x faster delivering statics (css, javascript, images)

We automatically put your statics on a CDN (Content Delivery Network), which means your content is cached on edge servers around the world and served lightning-fast from whichever server is closest to the requesting browser. That saves an average 101 ms on each one of these 19 paths over what your current web host is doing.

3.3x faster delivering compressable content

We automatically compress anything textual like HTML, CSS, and Javascript. If your blog were hosted with Arrow Root Media, your page would be 153.4k smaller and therefore 4,256 ms faster because we’d compress these 7 paths which are currently being served uncompressed.

Over 10x faster delivering the jQuery library

We automatically convert jQuery library references to Google’s hosted URLs. Because browsers typically already have those resources cached, this can completely eliminate an expensive 50k request. In your case, hosting with Arrow Root Media would save 1657 ms by replacing your reference to http://jimromenesko.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.8.3 with http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.3/jquery.min.js.

Scalable under heavy traffic loads

When you get some good PR, everyone floods your site and you go down… at the worst possible time. Does your web host take responsibility for making sure your website scales with traffic?

We do. We recently saw 2000 hits/sec sustained over 15 minutes when a customer of ours got interviewed on the TV show 20/20. No problem.

Security is our responsibility

When you get hacked at other web hosts, it’s up to you to fix it. And they don’t do anything to protect you from hackers in the first place. It’s understandable — when hosting is $20/mo, they can’t afford to be good.

But we can. We have advanced packet-level intrusion-detection systems and firewalls with rules updated daily by our partner, a top-tier security firm. And if you get hacked, we’ll help you fix it. Because we take responsibility.

WordPress expertise for your WordPress questions

Lots of web hosts have fast customer support, meaning they answer the phone quickly with a friendly voice. That’s nice, but if that person doesn’t know anything about WordPress, it’s not helpful.

At Arrow Root Media everyone’s a WordPress expert, because all we do is WordPress, and because that’s how we hire. From the CEO to the designer to the tech support manager, everyone lives and breathes WordPress, every day.

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