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The Hexus domain name was registered on 14 July 2000. The site currently attracts around 52,000 unique visitors per month, and is considered by Alexa to be one of the top 1,500 sites in the United Kingdom.
Longstanding features of the site include Hexus.gaming and Hexus.lifestyle. The content published on Hexus.net includes news, reviews, guides, interviews 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. 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. 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."
HEXUS moved to a custom built facility in October 2013 in St Albans.
To help users make more informed decisions about purchasing computer equipment online, Hexus.trust employs a 5 star rating system for retailers. Registered users can rate and discuss their experience with companies, the details of which are stored for anyone to view.
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