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What kind of difference would you see when you migrate your site off your host?

We were curious – so we went ahead and did the work to figure it out.

Take a look at your custom report below –

Solaire Generation

17% faster total page-load time!

Using the techniques detailed below, moving Solaire Generation’s blog to Arrow Root Media would shave 2.6 seconds off Solaire Generation’s page-load time, cut from the 15.2 seconds’ worth of download time currently served from Solaire Generation’s main domain (www.solairegeneration.com). Our data is based on this detailed analysis of Solaire Generation’s 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.

Over 10x 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 1,450 ms it took Solaire Generation’s server.

1.6x faster delivering statics (stylesheets, javascript, and images)

We automatically put Solaire Generation’s 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 44 ms on each one of 38 files over what Solaire Generation’s current web host is doing.

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 Solaire Generation’s case, hosting with Arrow Root Media would save 783 msby replacing Solaire Generation’s reference tohttp://www.solairegeneration.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.4.4 withhttp://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.4/jquery.min.js.

Scalable under heavy traffic loads

When you get some good PR, everyone floods Solaire Generation’s 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 Solaire Generation’s 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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