The Hypixel Network, alternatively referred to as the Hypixel Server or simply Hypixel, is a Minecraft minigame server founded by Simon "Hypixel" Collins-Laflamme and Philippe Touchette. Currently, it is only available in the Java Edition of Minecraft and was formerly available in Pocket Edition under the codename BladeStorm. The Hypixel server is where Hypixel SkyBlock is hosted.
The server was originally created in 2012 and released to the public on April 13, 2013. It was originally made because Simon wanted to show off the maps he made, but later on, minigames like Hypixel SkyBlock were added into the server and that is where the server heavily grew in popularity.
In 2015, it was revealed that the server cost around $100,000 per month to maintain. At the time, the server had around 16,000 concurrent players. By January 2021, the server regularly reached over 100,000 players online.
On December 21, 2016, Hypixel reached a total of 10 million unique players, and as of September 15, 2015, Hypixel attracted around 1.9 million players every month.
Around April 2018, Hypixel began to use DDoS protection after a denial of service attack against the server by Mirai.
Player Profile Interface