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KH13.com

KH13.com started out as a simple project between friends. In around August 2008, DChiuch and Aaron decided to create a website. Planning to build off the popularity of DChiuch's YouTube account, the website was going to be a place where Kingdom Hearts fans could download high quality cutscenes. At this stage, the project was called "DChiuch.net". On October 9, 2008, the website staff had decided that the project was ready to be released to the public. The "KH13.com" domain was bought, and the website was linked to from all of DChiuch's videos.

This page will serve as a timeline for the important events in KH13.com's history. All traffic details are from the very reliable Google Analytics service. For a list of current staff teams and staff members, please take a look at the Staff Members page.


July 2008 - (no traffic)

  • DChiuch buys a Japanese copy of Kingdom Hearts, and begins recording the game with the intention of putting it on YouTube.
  • DChiuch comes up with the idea of starting a Kingdom Hearts website to share his cutscenes.
  • On the last day of July, DChiuch approached Aaron about the idea of creating a website.

August 2008 - (traffic unknown)

  • DChiuch and Aaron start working on the website. At this stage, the website is called "DChiuch.net", and the free domain dchiuch.co.cc is registered. A free hosting account is created with Byethost.
  • The first design is simple, with only 3 sections-- "Home", "Downloads" and "Forum".
  • MyBB, a free forum software, is installed on the website.

September 2008 - (traffic unknown)

  • The "Downloads" section, now known as the video archive, is worked on. DChiuch continues to record Kingdom Hearts in Japanese.
  • The forum sees some activity from DChiuch and Aaron's friends from high school.

October 2008 - (traffic unknown)

  • DChiuch and Aaron decide one day that the website is ready to be released to the public. The name "KH13.com" is decided on, and the domain name is registered.
  • KH13.com begins reporting Kingdom Hearts news, starting with the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days trailer at DKΣ3713.
  • KH13.com gets its first registered visitors that aren't personal friends of DChiuch or Aaron.
  • The archive of Japanese cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is added.

November 2008 - (traffic unknown)


December 2008 - (traffic unknown)

  • KH13.com is the first to record and upload all cutscenes and boss battles from the English version of Re:Chain of Memories.
  • It is decided that KH13.com should be redesigned from the ground up. Plans for this design begin.

January 2009 - (traffic unknown)

  • The redesign of KH13.com is worked on throughout the month, and eventually, the redesign is released. This includes features such as a 3-column layout, and a consistent design throughout the whole site.

February 2009 - (traffic unknown)


March 2009 - (traffic unknown)

  • KH13.com's hosting account was suspended for a day for using too much traffic. The hosting plan was upgraded to a paid plan.
  • kairiwilson1 becomes a moderator, KH13.com's first additional staff member (and has since quit).

April 2009 - (53,131 pageviews | 6,015 visits | 2,587 unique visitors)


May 2009 - (65,989 pageviews | 11,647 visits | 5,525 unique visitors)

  • KH13.com is the first to record and upload a complete playthrough, and later high quality cutscenes of the Japanese version of 358/2 Days.

June 2009 - (211,474 pageviews | 26,749 visits | 13,247 unique visitors)


July 2009 - (230,066 pageviews | 23,485 visits | 10,194 unique visitors)


August 2009 - (275,094 pageviews | 26,626 visits | 11,409 unique visitors)


September 2009 - (368,402 pageviews | 33,781 visits | 13,678 unique visitors)

  • KH13.com is the first to record and upload a complete playthrough, and later high quality cutscenes of the English version of 358/2 Days.
  • jenflo5483 joined the Forum Team (and has since quit).

October 2009 - (571,985 pageviews | 53,505 visits | 23,210 unique visitors)

  • Clueless joined the Forum Team (and has since quit).

November 2009 - (355,720 pageviews | 37,440 visits | 14,613 unique visitors)


December 2009 - (469,575 pageviews | 57,335 visits | 19,204 unique visitors)


January 2010 - (878,851 pageviews | 119,462 visits | 44,267 unique visitors)

  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is released in Japan, and KH13.com provides excellent coverage of the game. KH13.com is the first to upload the secret ending of the game to the Internet, resulting in a huge increase in traffic.

February 2010 - (569,262 pageviews | 64,991 visits | 24,651 unique visitors)

  • The archive of Japanese cutscenes from Birth by Sleep is completed.

March 2010 - (590,039 pageviews | 62,331 visits | 22,305 unique visitors)


April 2010 - (568,007 pageviews | 60,301 visits | 21,524 unique visitors)

  • CodedbyDays joined the Forum Team (and has since quit).
  • Cricket joined the Forum Team (and has since quit).

May 2010 - (479,821 pageviews | 61,259 visits | 23,122 unique visitors)


June 2010 - (594,826 pageviews | 72,910 visits | 26,775 unique visitors)


July 2010 - (772,525 pageviews | 76,196 visits | 27,128 unique visitors)


August 2010 - (846,058 pageviews | 88,186 visits | 31,503 unique visitors)

  • KH13.com finishes its coverage of coded.

September 2010 - (987,931 pageviews | 129,819 visits | 57,228 unique visitors)

  • The English version of Birth by Sleep is released, and again, KH13.com provides excellent coverage of the game. Within a week, KH13.com has the archive of English cutscenes completed.

October 2010 - (867,341 pageviews | 110,176 visits | 43,696 unique visitors)

  • The Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is released, and KH13.com is the first to provide all cutscenes from the game, including the game's secret ending.
  • It is decided that again, the website should be redesigned from the ground up. Planning begins for the 3rd version of KH13.com.

November 2010 - (771,328 pageviews | 87,239 visits | 34,293 unique visitors)

  • Sora96 joined the Gallery Team.

December 2010 - (860,272 pageviews | 94,234 visits | 37,541 unique visitors)


January 2011 - (1,065,456 pageviews | 143,736 visits | 54,679 unique visitors)

  • The English version of Re:coded is released, and KH13.com releases all cutscenes from the game within a day.
  • Goddess Koko joined the Forum Team (and has since quit).
  • SuperPunk joined the Forum Team (and has since quit).
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix is released in Japan, and KH13.com provides excellent coverage of the game. KH13.com is the first to upload the Secret Episode's opening and ending to the Internet, letting fans know for the first time of the mysterious Birth by Sleep -Volume Two-.

February 2011 - (894,542 pageviews | 117,071 visits | 42,243 unique visitors)


March 2011 - (817,182 pageviews | 103,254 visits | 38,367 unique visitors)


April 2011 - (647,137 pageviews | 84,972 visits | 31,927 unique visitors)

  • The 3rd version of KH13.com is released to the public. In this version, IP.Board is used as the forum software, and WordPress is used to provide news and pages on the website. Everything is integrated together a lot more smoothly, and the new forum software comes with many improvements, both on and off the forums.

May 2011 - (551,165 pageviews | 77,802 visits | 27,312 unique visitors)

  • The KH13.com newsletter is launched.
  • The music archive is started on KH13.com.

June 2011 - (513,536 pageviews | 90,622 visits | 30,707 unique visitors)

  • goldpanner joined the Translating Team.
  • sqexgal joined the Translating Team.
  • A "comments" feature is launched on KH13.com, allowing people to comment on every page of the website.
  • Doctor Ivan joined the Forum Team (and has since quit).
  • A Tumblr account for KH13.com is created.

July 2011 - (627,001 pageviews | 96,559 visits | 31,888 unique visitors)

  • Azure Flame joined the Poll of the Day Team (and has since quit).

August 2011 - (651,461 pageviews | 99,236 visits | 34,070 unique visitors)


September 2011 - (770,072 pageviews | 128,068 visits | 39,678 unique visitors)

  • Starting with the Nintendo 3DS Conference, and later continuing with other events, KH13.com livestreams the event on-site with a chatbox for members. This proves successful and very entertaining, allowing fans to watch the event together. Due to this, all future events are done with the same thing.
  • A subtitled version of the Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance trailer from Tokyo Game Show 2011 is uploaded by KH13.com, eventually reaching over 300,000 views.
  • The archive of English cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts is started. DChiuch and Aaron livestream themselves playing and recording the game, for a straight 17 hours.

October 2011 - (780,062 pageviews | 127,365 visits | 57,162 unique visitors)

  • KH13.com receives its most ever people online at once, 2,306 according to IP.Board. According to Google Analytics, 21,830 visits are received in a single day, the most ever. This is because a thread in the "Real Life" forum, reporting on an incident in the news appeared on the first page for the Google search "amber cole video".
  • Sora96 joined the Website Team.
  • Lu Xun joined the Poll of the Day Team.

November 2011 - (661,292 pageviews | 96,122 visits | 33,511 unique visitors)

  • The archive of English cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts is completed.
  • The ability to login to KH13.com with your Facebook or Twitter account is implemented.
  • KH13.com's gallery reaches 10,000 images.
  • Master Keeper joined the Poll of the Day Team (and has since quit).

December 2011 - (1,045,179 pageviews | 158,914 visits | 54,340 unique visitors)

  • KH13.com provides what is largely claimed as the best coverage for Kingdom Hearts 3D at Jump Festa 2012.
  • Lu Xun joined the Website Team.
  • Sora96 joined the Poll of the Day Team.
  • KH13.com uploads a subtitled version of the Kingdom Hearts 3D trailer from Jump Festa 2012, eventually reaching over 300,000 views.
  • Oishii joined the Translating Team.

January 2012 - (1,288,285 pageviews | 179,234 visits | 60,221 unique visitors)

  • KH13.com reaches 10,000 registered accounts.

February 2012 - (1,239,856 pageviews | 205,778 visits | 61,563 unique visitors)


March 2012 - (1,899,261 pageviews | 355,520 visits | 96,240 unique visitors)


April 2012 - (1,861,639 pageviews | 356,618 visits | 90,628 unique visitors)


May 2012 - (1,390,170 pageviews | 290,883 visits | 81,251 unique visitors)


June 2012 - (1,424,393 pageviews | 287,383 visits | 82,895 unique visitors)


July 2012 - (1,842,566 pageviews | 318,361 visits | 99,032 unique visitors)


August 2012 - (1,878,964 pageviews | 398,469 visits | 149,816 unique visitors)


September 2012 - (1,432,734 pageviews | 282,577 visits | 105,161 unique visitors)


October 2012 - (1,379,203 pageviews | 245,432 visits | 86,630 unique visitors)


November 2012 - (1,242,083 pageviews | 210,689 visits | 78,829 unique visitors)


December 2012 - (1,264,267 pageviews | 237,341 visits | 85,937 unique visitors)

  • A new staff team of "Sectional Moderators" is created. The Sectional Moderators job is to moderate their chosen forum/s.
  • Sora96 joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).
  • Lu Xun joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).
  • dusk joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).
  • DragonMaster joined the Sectional Moderators Team.
  • VanitasisKirby joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).

January 2013 - (1,463,788 pageviews | 254,725 visits | 93,587 unique visitors)


February 2013 - (1,351,683 pageviews | 237,888 visits | 85,200 unique visitors)

  • Think Pink joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).
  • silver3drago joined the Sectional Moderators Team.
  • darkchaser joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).
  • Ajexmi joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).
  • Amon joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).
  • hawk joined the Sectional Moderators Team (and has since quit).

March 2013 - (1,667,144 pageviews | 296,439 visits | 100,886 unique visitors)


April 2013 - (1,185,107 pageviews | 228,708 visits | 80,034 unique visitors)


May 2013 - (1,083,164 pageviews | 215,760 visits | 79,475 unique visitors)


June 2013 - (1,347,208 pageviews | 296,048 visits | 114,725 unique visitors)

  • Kingdom Hearts III's annoucement increased activity on KH13.com to record levels. A record 2,570 people were online at one point following the announcement.

July 2013 - (1,491,110 pageviews |  277,732 visits |  97,969 unique visitors)


August 2013 - ( 1,120,391 pageviews |  226,251 visits |  76,722 unique visitors)


September 2013 - ( 1,200,788 pageviews |  289,002 visits |  111,349 unique visitors)


October 2013 - ( 1,081,961 pageviews |  279,897 visits | 109,550 unique visitors)


November 2013 - ( 835,950 pageviews |  198,013 visits | 79,519 unique visitors)


December 2013 - ( 974,325 pageviews | 225,104 visits | 88,612 unique visitors)

  • The name of the website "KH13.com" was changed to "KH13.com, for KINGDOM HEARTS".
  • A complete review of the staff teams was completed. News Team, Archives Team, Wiki Team and Social Media Team were all created.

January 2014 - ( 907,465 pageviews | 214,958 visits | 89,748 unique visitors)


February 2014 - ( 754,589 pageviews | 189,141 visits | 80,945 unique visitors)


March 2014 - ( 835,374 pageviews | 210,022 visits | 88,991 unique visitors)


April 2014 - ( 750,562 pageviews | 194,753 visits | 78,205 unique visitors)


May 2014 - ( 787,814 pageviews | 215,147 visits | 86,469 unique visitors)


June 2014 - ( 1,036,010 pageviews | 288,234 visits | 99,995 unique visitors)


July 2014 - ( 999,985 pageviews | 283,676 visits | 102,439 unique visitors)


August 2014 - ( 947,256 pageviews | 255,252 visits | 90,112 unique visitors)

Comments

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Blue Bolt, Nov 18 2013 08:44 PM

Wow, I honestly didn't know that there's so much to this site. I just now noticed the website information.

Shigehiko, Aug 29 2013 12:00 PM

I know right? It's amazing how much time flies. I still say that this is the best Kingdom Hearts site on the web, and the most addicting site period. May KH13 live on forevermore!

kirie, Aug 02 2013 07:27 PM

Good times...

panosgate7, Jul 28 2013 04:58 PM

Man, I didn't know that KH13 had such history!!!

Ajexmi, Feb 16 2013 03:29 AM

This is awesome seeing the history of the community and staff documented so well! Good job!

Uncle Dolan, Jul 31 2012 05:57 AM

'November 2010 - (771,328 pageviews | 87,239 visits | 34,293 unique visitors)

Sora96 joined the Gallery Team.'

OH SUCH A GLORIOUS MONTH.

TheApprenticeofKingMickey, May 07 2012 10:26 AM

You are crazy and diabolical. No.

Sora96, Feb 04 2012 09:16 AM

True. But we did get a few articles, and that interview. Plus the coverage from Jump Festa was completed and it would probably be still be attracting people.

DChiuch, Jan 31 2012 11:53 AM

It's amazing that January was higher than December, considering we had Jump Festa and everything!

Sora96, Jan 06 2012 10:45 PM

Fredfred? AD? CT?


Fredfredbug, AD and Chronic Tumor are three of the greatest trolls in KH13 history. But trolls are not really worth mentioning on this page. I only said Nathan because he's name was filtered.