|The original Thunix: shell provider, web host, and community.|
|Created||May 2017 (Estimated)|
Thunix (stylized as as "thunix") is a free shell account service that offers secure shell (ssh) accounts, web hosting, email accounts, and many other things free of charge. It was founded by hexhaxtron as a hobby project.
Following thunix's sudden and unexpected shutdown in 2018, an attempt was made by the two remaining volunteer admins, amcclure and naglfar, to revive the service. Ubergeek, a tildeverse admin, volunteered to provide hosting, but rather than continue things from where they were left of from hexhaxtron's thunix, the effort to relaunch thunix was ended in favor of the tilde project called "Project Phoenix", as an attempt to quickly integrate it into the tildeverse. The result was a new tilde in the name of thunix called "thunix Phoenix", later renaming themselves to thunix.net.
In 2022, amcclure, along with a couple of people from hexhaxtron's thunix userbase, restored the server and basic services, starting with shell accounts, email, and web hosting. The new service, as a direct continuation of hexhaxtron's server, quickly started accepting new user signups again.