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We're an officially classified 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.


Johnny Warning
If your account is located on the new and improved Johnny you will now get an inactivity warning email a few days in advance of your site being taken offline just like users on Ricky and Tommy have enjoyed for a while now. Read more
Johnny's Rebirth
In about an hour we're going to open a limited number of free signups for the new Johnny server. This server is vastly upgraded over the last iteration in every way. Over the next few weeks is an especially good time to create your Johnny account if yo... Read more
Double Storage
If you donated to our GoFundMe campaign you should now have double the storage space up from 1000 MB to 2000 MB. There were a few donations that couldn't be associated with any accounts though. If you made your donation from a different email address t... 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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What most of the people are forgetting here is that it is a FREE HOST. FREE hosts are not meant to be stable. They are meant for development. Yes, they have issues often. But they are running over 20,000+ sites to date with so many people using poorly written code that slows the server. Free host != VPS. All load is shared. If you don't need to test your website, get a VPS and don't worry about load and install all you want. As for the description, they have never forced ads on your website, and yes, at one point they did require forum posts. They don't anymore, however. It is 100% free. As for the people complaining about their site not working, it takes a while to create. In my opinion, heliohost is the best host. Why? You can use TLD's for free, unlimited bandwidth, 500MB disk space (can be increased if you win one of the occasional contests), Dedicated IP for the price that it costs them ($12). That along with much more. Support: Very reliable. If you can have respect, expect their staff to help. Speed: Depends on load. Most of my pages on Stevie take less than a second to load on a normal day.
I like them. You get a free domain name ... and they even have ad-free hosting, and you do not lose any scripts or anything. My up-time was 100% -- my website never went down.

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