Introducing Mercury: Dynamic Site Acceleration for WordPress

At Pagely, we’re notorious for unleashing groundbreaking products that push the limits of what it means to scale WordPress. Today, we’re pleased to announce our newest offering — Mercury, dynamic site acceleration for WordPress.

Prioritized Traffic Through Amazon’s Private Network

Speed is everything. To stay competitive in large markets, you’ll need every advantage that you can get. By using the dynamic site acceleration features of Mercury, you’ll gain substantial speed improvements, especially when it comes to traffic that travels over a greater distance. By lowering the number of hops that a packet has to take, latency can be reduced, saving each and every precious millisecond.

Public networks vs AWS private networks
Security lines? Gate changes? Layovers? Skip the budget flights and jump on a private jet. Mercury gives your data the VIP treatment across the AWS private network.

On average, we’re seeing a 20-30% improvement in page load times with Mercury enabled, depending on the location and number of requests being made.

Even when your page load times are already less than 500ms, an improvement of 125ms doesn’t sound like much, but it can make a massive difference in every aspect of your site.  Higher network performance means better SEO, higher conversion rates, improved user experience, and ultimately more revenue.

Comparison of WordPress page load times with Mercury dynamic site acceleration

One Domain, Limitless Origins

With Mercury’s dynamic site acceleration enabled, assets can exist in multiple locations while being served from a single domain. That’s right – all of your CDN traffic can be served directly from your primary domain. Say goodbye to subdomains and debugging CORS errors. Enjoy your free time.

So What Does It Cost Me?

I know what you’re thinking – how much more is this going to cost me? The answer is simple: nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. In fact, there’s a good chance that you’ll be paying even less by using Mercury than without.

Hold Up… What?

As we mentioned, one of the great features that we’re including in our dynamic site acceleration service is enhanced routing across Amazon’s vast private network. Since this results in less hops, the side effect is that it requires less bandwidth. Thus, your traffic not only flows faster, it’s also more efficient, resulting in decreased costs.

Although we could vomit up some buzzwords and sell it to you as an additional add-on feature to increase our margins, we don’t have any investors to answer to. Our bandwidth costs decrease, so it’s only fair that yours do too.

Getting Your Hands on Mercury

Before everyone starts beating down our doors for the goods, don’t get too excited quite yet. Right now, Mercury is in a closed beta period for select Pagely customers. If you’re currently a Pagely customer, you’ll have to hold your excitement for just long enough to log into Atomic and request early access.

In the meantime, to learn more about Mercury and how dynamic site acceleration can improve your WordPress site’s performance, sign up using the form below. We’ll be sending out regular updates to keep you in the loop.

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