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Blogger of fast-growth site ‘Sports by Brooks’ endorses ServInt

May 27
10:50 2010

Web Host NewsMcLean, VA – ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed web hosting for businesses worldwide, today announced it has earned the endorsement of leading sports blogger Brooks Melchior of Sports by Brooks (

Sports by Brooks, a ServInt customer since 2002, has been online since May 2001.  It has become one of the world’s largest, independently owned general sports blogs and it is regularly cited by major sports networks.

In November 2009, when the news surrounding Tiger Woods’ personal life was broken by Melchior, the resulting global traffic surge threatened to cripple the popular sports site.  Instead, ServInt’s engineering team quickly implemented a custom solution that quadrupled the server resources dedicated to the site.  Consequently, the site not only survived the massive traffic spike, but actually performed better than ever before.

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This emergency deployment spanned several product lines, including ServInt’s new Solo Series Dedicated Servers and an auxiliary cluster of high-density SuperVPS server environments.  The deployment was more than enough to accommodate the immense growth in site traffic — from four million to 18 million visitors — that took place in the wake of the Tiger Woods story.

“Sports by Brooks was one of the first sites to break the Tiger Woods story,” said Melchior.  “We instantly became the go-to source for dozens of media outlets and the huge jump in traffic nearly brought the site to its knees.  When I called ServInt, they jumped to the challenge and built us a custom solution in just a few hours – on a holiday weekend, no less.  When they were finished, Sports by Brooks was better, faster, and ready to tackle anything.”

Melchior concluded, “My blog is my business, and ServInt gets what I do.  They are the best company I’ve ever dealt with in building my business. Period.”

ServInt Founder and Chief Executive Officer Reed Caldwell said, “Popular sites need more than just a web host, they need a trusted partner that is available 24/7/365.  In Brooks’ case, he also needed a true teammate during one of America’s busiest holiday weekends to respond to the biggest story he’d ever broken.  We were happy to help – to do what ServInt does best – and we look forward to meeting his hosting requirements well into the future.”

About ServInt
ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability, managed web hosting for businesses worldwide.  ServInt’s commitment to Green IT services is demonstrated by its award-winning Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions.  ServInt was founded in Northern Virginia in 1995 as one of the first web-hosting companies to offer a Managed Dedicated Server solution.  From multiple world-class data centers, ServInt now provides its scalable suite of VPS and Managed Enterprise Server packages to thousands of customers in more than 60 countries.  To learn more about ServInt hosting solutions, please call 1-800-573-7846 or visit

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