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Your site looks great! But we know your site can be better supported. And load much, much faster. That’s why we put together this custom report for you.


29% faster total page-load time!

Using the techniques detailed below, moving your blog to Arrow Root Media would shave 4.6 seconds off your page-load time, cut from the 15.7 seconds’ worth of download time currently served from your main domain (www.dirtstylist.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.

6.6x 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 531 ms it took your server.

2.6x faster delivering statics (stylesheets, javascript, and 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 127 ms on each one of your 42 files over what your current web host is doing.

3.0x 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 170.0k smallerand therefore 5,209 ms faster because we’d compress 13 files 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 WP Engine would save 1552 ms by replacing your reference tohttp://www.dirtstylist.com/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.7.2 withhttp://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/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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