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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.
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Django 2.1.4
The Tommy server has been updated to Django 2.1.4 on Python 3.6. The upgrade went smoothly, and everything seems to be working. You can check the current versions of all the Python modules on Tommy's Python 3.6 at https://krydos.heliohost.org/cgi-bin/modules36.py If you want to use Python 2.7 with Django you'll need to be on... Read more
Johnny Signups Limited
Our free hosting is simply too popular. We can't handle the number of people who come to us looking for a place to host their website for free. We understand how frustrating it is to try to create an account only to be told that all the servers are full for the day. All of the HelioHost admins were once regular users just like you all, and we had to deal with limited signups to create our accounts as well. Most of us had to stay up until 2am or 3am... Read more
Tommy Django Upgrade
We're planning on making a major upgrade to Django on the Tommy server. We are currently running Django v1.11.6 which was released over a year ago on October 5th. We plan on upgrading to Django v2.1.4, and if you are using Django on Tommy we recommend using your home pc to test your site on the new version as soon as possible. As long everything goes as planned we expect the upgraded version of Django to be available in about a week. If you have an... Read more

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  • 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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  • 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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This is a very cool web space hosting site! All you have to do is give them an email address and then you can have a sub-domain or host your own domain name if you already have one (or buy one). ... Very cool indeed!
Anonymous
Heliohost is completely free services and there is nothing like "helions" (maybe thats years ago) and there also is NO ADVERTISEMENT! I use it for a year now and did not experience any downtime at all. Maybe there are routing issues for some of you? It is the best service I ever used for testing purposes! You are able to run php, perl, have your own cpanel, you are allowd to create ftp-accounts and e-mail-accounts and setup the site using .htaccess. There is much more than I had on paid servers!
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