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

First Phase of Plesk Migration
The transition to the Plesk control panel is going great, but there's a lot of work left to do. The first phase of the Plesk migration has been completed. All of our donors with active accounts have now been sent an invite to move to Plesk. If you've made a donation any time after 2020-07-14, and aren't on Johnny please let us know so we can get you moved over. As we've said before in previous news posts all of the Johnny users will be recei... Read more
Deprecated cPanel MySQL Passwords
A vast majority of MySQL passwords transferred from cPanel were stored using deprecated hashing algorithms. This is because the ancient version of MySQL that cPanel uses is so old, and Plesk is using a much newer database. There are warnings on the backend that those 201+ passwords, and counting, may stop working during future updates. We've tested a few databases after an update and they continued working, but if your MySQL users lose access to ... Read more
Great SSL News
We just heard back from Let's Encrypt regarding our rate limit increase request. They have increased our limit even more than we asked for. That means that everyone will be able to get free SSL automatically and easily through Plesk, and when we start offering new accounts they will all come with SSL too. We asked for a rate limit increase a few years ago and Let's Encrypt never even responded to us, so this is amazing news. 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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