Alfred Hitchcock Wiki:About
The Alfred Hitchcock Wiki is non-profit educational web site created for the purposes of:
- documenting and analysing the life and work of film director Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
- cataloguing items linked to Hitchcock, such as publicity stills, promotional materials, merchandise, etc
- making available rare and difficult-to-find materials to scholars researching Hitchcock
History of the Site
The site was originally established in 2003 as the Alfred Hitchcock DVD Information Site, for the purpose of cataloguing the many Hitchcock related DVD releases from around the world, and the site contained details of over 500 releases.
As the volume of content on the site grew and became harder to maintain, it was migrated into a wiki in mid-2006 and the site's domain became hitchcockwiki.com. This allowed for an expansion in the type of content, which has grown to include photographs and articles.
In 2014, an attempt to register the new domain hitchcock.wiki failed and the domain was instead awarded to a cybersquatter. Following that, a decision was made to rebrand the site as The Hitchcock Zone with the domain name the.hitchcock.zone.
At the same time as the rebrand, the site was moved to a dedicated server to improve resilience and speed. The server is cited in Texas.
In a normal month, the site...
- has over 60,000 unique visitors
- delivers over 800,000 pages
- transfers around 200GB of data
The Alexa stats for the site are available at http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hitchcock.zone
The site does not display any advertising.
If you purchase DVDs, Blu-rays and books via the links to Amazon, the site receives a small percentage as an affiliate — the modest income provided by this helps offset some of the web hosting costs.
If you feel you would like to make a small donation towards the costs of maintaining the site, please see this page.
This site is currently maintained by Dave Pattern. Dave has been a web developer since 1995, and is currently a Systems Manager at a major UK university and can be emailed at admin (at) hitchcock.zone.