About Us

We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization powered by a community of hobbyists that offer full-featured web hosting services for free.



  • We won't try to upsell you to any paid plans but if you appreciate our service we encourage you to make a donation.
  • We own our own hardware, which we operate out of a professional datacenter in Silicon Valley. Having full-stack access enables us to offer features like unmetered bandwidth and unlimited domains.
  • We’re supported by an active community of volunteers who you can find on our support forums, in our discord chat room, and even via telephone.
  • We’ve been offering free web hosting services to the community for over 12 years.
Our service is not free to run, and in fact in the last year we lost money. Please help support our mission of providing full-featured web hosting for free by donating today.

News

VPS Sale Ending
We are currently 100% full on VPS, and we have 28 queued VPS waiting for space to be built. Therefore we have decided that it is time to end the 1 GB free memory sale that we've had going for a while now. That means prices will go back to the normal rate starting at 1 GB memory, 2 CPUs, and 50 GB storage for $4.00 per month which is still a great price. The 10% discount sale for users that sign up for 6 months will continue though. Read more
Plesk ETA
First of all, we apologize for how long the Plesk transition is taking. We knew up front that it was going to be a lot of work, but it has turned out to be even more work than we expected. Don't worry though, we're not going anywhere, and will be continuing to provide high-quality free webhosting to as many people as we can. We're in the final stages of setting up Tommy, and will begin to transfer accounts soon. In preparation for the start ... Read more
Johnny Move
The data center visit and hard drive install went great on Monday. Ashoat was at the data center working on the servers for almost 12 hours so everyone give him a big round of applause. Now that the new hard drives are installed and tested we will be moving Johnny to the new drive later today. This means Johnny will be down, likely for several hours, and most of the VPS will experience slower speeds due to the hard drive running at 100% speed cop... Read more

Scripting Languages

  • We offer professional-level PHP 5 and PHP 7 hosting with safe-mode disabled. Installed libraries include cURL, GD, Sockets, XML RPC, and many more.

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  • We are one of the very few free webhosts in the world to offer ASP.NET 4.6 scripting with our free hosting package. We use the Mono Project to provide this service.

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  • With Apache Tomcat users can deploy servlets applications or run stand-alone Java Server Pages. This is a powerful server side scripting in the Java language.

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  • Ruby on Rails is a web development framework based on the Ruby programming language. You can quickly and easily deploy a modern web application with RoR.

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  • We offer the Django framework built on top of Python for powerful web application development. Many famous sites such as Pinterest and Instagram run on Django.

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  • You can run your Python scripts as CGI, or as a cron job. Heliohost runs multiple versions of Python on each server so you can choose which version works best for you.

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  • Perl is one of the most popular programming languages for web development, and offers powerful string processing capabilities. You can run your Perl scripts as CGI, or cron.

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Services & Features

  • MySQL is the most popular database engine for open-source web applications. We offer remote access and there is no limit to the number of databases you may create.

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  • HelioHost offers the PostgreSQL database engine, self-dubbed "the world's most advanced open source database". Full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures.

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  • SQLite, the most widely deployed database engine, is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.

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  • Our web-based control panel makes site management a piece of cake. Administer every facet of your website using simple, point-and-click software.

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  • HelioHost offers unlimited bandwidth. You won't need to worry about how much your visitors download from your site, because there is no limit.

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  • You can create your own yourname@yourdomain.com email address with HelioHost. Connect to your emails with webmail or using your favorite email client.

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  • Store up to 1000mb of data on the HelioHost servers. You can transfer your data to and from your account with cPanel file manager, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, or webdisk.

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  • With Softaculous automatic script installer you can set up your site within a matter of minutes. All it takes is a single click. Hundreds of popular site software can be installed and kept up to date.

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Our Global Community

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Testimonials

Do not listen to all the negativity in these reviews! Yes, the uptime could be better, but on the "Stevie" server, there is very little [downtime]... Their website isn't flash, and it no longer costs "helions" to get a free website (though it may of in the past?). There are absolutely no adverts on your own site, only non-intrusive ones on the C Panel. There are just so many features that you won't be able to find on any other free webhost. The history I have had with 000webhost has been fairly unpleasant, but I have had no problems with Heliohost to date. -I wouldn't recommend signing up on the Johnny server, though. That's the one that goes down quite often, they normally test loads of new stuff there.-
Hayden Woods
Heliohost has great features, a professional backend in cPanel, with all the fixings, php/mysql, ftp, and all the perks of my companies commercial web hosts... The folks are kind of nice, and the features rock ... if only they knew how to keep it running. I hope they get it figured out.
Jarvis Pamburn

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