Hexus

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HEXUS.net
HEXUS Official Logo
Web address www.HEXUS.net
Commercial? Yes
Type of site online magazine
Registration No
Owner HEXUS Ltd.
Created by David Ross, Paul Dutton
Launched 2000
Alexa rank negative increase 17,870 (April 2014)[1]
Current status online

HEXUS.net is a UK-based technology reporting and reviews website founded by David Ross in 2000.[2][3][4] The site later became an incorporated entity in 2005.[5]

History[edit]

The Hexus domain name was registered on 14 July 2000.[6] The site currently attracts around 52,000 unique visitors per month,[7] and is considered by Alexa to be one of the top 1,500 sites in the United Kingdom.[8]

Longstanding features of the site include Hexus.gaming and Hexus.lifestyle. The content published on Hexus.net includes news, reviews,[9][10] guides, interviews[11] and industry tradeshow coverage. In August 2006, Hexus.tv (a video section) was added to the site, streaming interviews as well as trailers for upcoming hardware and games. In January 2008, Hexus.channel was created, providing readers with more business orientated news, such as stocks/shares analysis. In February 2011, Hexus launched a spin-off site www.mobile-device.biz dedicated to news and reports for the mobile industry.[12] In October 2011, Hexus launched a redesigned front-end, combining the Hexus.gaming, Hexus.lifestyle, Hexus.trust, Hexus.tv, Hexus.channel and www.mobile-device.biz websites into the single www.HEXUS.net domain.[13][14] Hexus also launched a new mobile site m.HEXUS.net.

The site is now split into categories for Tech, Gaming, Business, Consumer, Mobile, Hexus.tv and Trust along with a user forum section.

Quote from HEXUS founder David Ross: "I set up HEXUS when I was 16 – I was studying at Aylesbury Grammar School – it was originally a Gaming Blog – and I then branched in to Hardware very quickly. I wanted to have a site to have content on it and talk about tech/gaming etc. HEXUS has been around 11 years now. HEXUS launched HEXUS.tv in August 2006 we have pioneered technology coverage. Our base is in Elstree, Borehamwood. Traffic has doubled year on year."[citation needed]

HEXUS.trust[edit]

To help users make more informed decisions about purchasing computer equipment online, Hexus.trust employs a 5 star rating system for retailers.[15] Registered users can rate and discuss their experience with companies, the details of which are stored for anyone to view.

care@HEXUS[edit]

Through the care@HEXUS forum section, Hexus enable a single source for after-sales support from various manufacturers and suppliers.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hexus.net Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "HEXUS.net BBC Report on forum security.". BBC News. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "HEXUS.net Whois Information". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Marketing UK report regarding Hexus Founder". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Companies House WebCheck Company Number 05368054". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Alexa Site Info". 
  7. ^ "HEXUS.net Site Analytics". Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "HEXUS.net Alexa Statistics". Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Antec Review". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Hexus review on nVidia website.". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Corsair Interview". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Moblie-device-biz.net launch report". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "HEXUS.net New Site". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Old design on on WaybackMachine July 2011". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Scan.co.uk HEXUS.net Awards". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Thecus Join Hexus Care - Press Release". Retrieved 16 October 2011.