TravelPod Corporation Responds To Rapid Growth

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The Web's original travel blog moves to hi-grade ISP to gain bandwidth.

TravelPod, the Web’s Original Travel Blog, announced its successful move to EV1, a leading ISP based in Houston TX. "With EV1, we have upgraded to a world-class provider," said Luc Levesque, founder and vice president of technology.

Levesque said that TravelPod.com, the personal travel diary he launched in 1997, has grown beyond his wildest expectations and now supports more than 12,000 registered members, attracts almost 300,000 visitors and receives more than 10,000,000 hits every month.

"The worldwide community of travel enthusiasts making TravelPod.com their on-line home is growing at 30% per month," said Levesque. "We needed serious bandwidth for the future and EV1 was the perfect choice."

"The move to EV1 is part of a comprehensive plan to expand TravelPod.com services and capabilities for the benefit of all members," said Martin Horne, president. "Our plan ensures that TravelPod.com will remain the best travel blog site on the Internet."

"Analysts say that the sheer number of bloggers has more than doubled in the last 5 months," said Horne. "With 80,000 new weblogs coming on line every day, standing out can be a challenge," he said, "but travel weblogs are the bright stars in the blogosphere and TravelPod.com is the brightest of them all."

About EV1

Houston-based EV1 operates two telco grade data centers with over 100,000 square feet of web hosting space. Each facility features redundant UPS and generator backup systems and are under 24/7 monitoring and surveillance. EV1 currently manages over 25,000 web servers on behalf of more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. EV1's network is powered by 26 GigE links from 7 backbone providers. For more information, visit http://www.ev1servers.net.

About TravelPod Corporation

TravelPod Corporation was formed in 2005 to operate TravelPod.com, The Web’s Original Travel Blog. TravelPod.com enables travelers and would-be travelers to share their personal travel stories in a secure, real-time, moderated, on-line environment. TravelPod.com was established in 1997. For more information about TravelPod, visit http://www.travelpod.com.

For more information about TravelPod Corporation, contact Martin Horne, President at 613 230 1730.

Media enquiries about TravelPod Corporation and TravelPod.com may be directed to Brett McAteer at 613 851 9779.

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