ProBoards celebrates the past while looking to the future

LAKE FOREST, Calif. January 1st, 2015 – Today ProBoards, Inc. celebrates fifteen years of hosting online communities through the ProBoards community platform. Launched on January 1st, 2000, ProBoards has grown from a small startup into the Internet's largest cloud-hosted online forum service. ProBoards now powers millions of online forums which are viewed by tens of millions of monthly visitors, generating billions of pageviews every year.

"This is a huge milestone for our company," said Patrick Clinger, president and CEO of ProBoards. "There is no way we could have done this without the support and enthusiasm of our loyal community. Our commitment to making the best possible product and providing excellent customer service is driven by our genuine desire to meet and exceed the expectations of our amazing users."

The ProBoards platform has evolved over the years with five major releases, most recently with the launch of its award-winning ProBoards v5 forum software in April of 2013. With a new mobile version, live search, powerful and flexible customization tools, and a host of other features, ProBoards v5 quickly garnered awards and a large, enthusiastic fanbase.

In April of 2014, ProBoards launched, a white label forum solution tailored towards businesses and built off of the robust ProBoards platform. This new service offers end-to-end SSL encryption for all forum traffic, signature best-in-class support, single sign-on integration, and the proprietary InSite Forwarding™ service that dramatically boosts the SEO benefits of a forum. Despite still being in its infancy, has become the platform of choice for multiple major global brands.

2015 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for ProBoards, with a slate of improvements and advancements planned for the coming months. Building on their fifteen years of experience, ProBoards will continue to push boundaries and propel their communities to new heights.

About ProBoards

Founded in 2000, ProBoards ( is the largest provider of free forum hosting on the Internet. With millions of members, ProBoards is the preferred service provider for forum enthusiasts across the globe. At the core of this achievement is ProBoards' award-winning forum software, exceptional customer support, and dedication to continuous improvement.

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