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

NS1 Downtime

Over the next few days expect some downtime on our nameserver ns1.heliohost.org. We are going to be moving ns1 off Tommy and onto a new server named Brody. Our other nameserver, ns2, which is located on Cody will be unaffected by this downtime. Websites can function just fine with only one nameserver, but registering new domains may be affected if the registrar requires two functional nameservers. If you do have an issue adding a new domain, c... Read more

Happy 15th Birthday

15 years ago on March 2nd 2005 HelioHost was born.

 

The last 15 years have had their ups and downs, but we managed to weather everything that was thrown our way and even thrive. We adamantly stuck to our ideals to continue providing free web hosting to thousands of users worldwide, and have grown considerably along the way. We started as a simple forum and cPanel reseller plan, then we moved to a VPS, followed by renting a ... Read more

Network Upgrade Complete
The work we were doing on the HelioHost hardware is now done. It took longer than we anticipated so we had to go back the next day to finish. Everything should be online now, and the short downtime is over. Let us know if you notice anything behaving oddly. We should see considerable speed increases for network traffic, and more speed overall; especially on the VPS. 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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Testimonials

HelioHost is a fantastic free host. All the latest software and cPanel 11... They have instant sign up and their website is not flash based. It is hard to understand to an extent, but the sign up links and feature lists are clear.
Steven Mirabito
100% free, no need to use forum! Unlimited: bandwith, mailboxes, ftp accounts, SQL dbs, subdomains, parked domains, and MUCH MORE. Scripts: PHP, Python, Perl, ... Ruby, ASP [.net], JSP. CPanel is like Hosting24's demo, Postgre SQL. They support SSL (but you need to purchase dedicated IP; $12/yr) Cons: Only 500 mb for storage. UPTIME: I've been on Heliohost for 5 days and no downtime yet! I'm moving my site from 000webhost to Heliohost soon.
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