Press Room

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

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.

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 cloud hosting services for enterprises worldwide. Founded in Northern Virginia in 1995, ServInt provides a range of IaaS, PaaS, VPS and dedicated server packages to hosting service resellers, web designers, developers and online businesses in more than 130 countries. To learn more about ServInt’s cloud, VPS and dedicated hosting solutions, please call 1-800-573-7846 from the USA, +1-703-847-1381 from outside the USA or visit

  • Hosting Advice
  • Computer World
  • Ars Technica

  • The New York Times
  • The Seattle Times
  • Bloomberg
  • The Hill

To engage with the ServInt Sales Team use the following chat icon. Normal sales hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST but feel free to leave a message and we will follow up as soon as possible.

Sales Chat

To engage with the ServInt Support Team you must be logged into our Customer Portal for identity verification and have a ticket opened about your request or there will only be limited support offered.

Support Chat