About Us

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.

News

SFTP Permissions
Some changes have been made to all of the servers to fix the bug that results in all new files being uploaded with 664, and all new directories having 775 permissions. This is an annoyance for users because php especially doesn't like it when files aren't 644. The result of 664 php scripts is a 500 error which can be difficult for inexperienced users to diagnose. The last time we tried to fix this bug it resulted in a lot of other unexpected side e... Read more
Account Load
HelioHost users on Tommy can now track the resource usage of their account with a graph in cpanel. Load and memory usage has always been a rather confusing aspect of our servers. Sometimes websites that were born on our servers get too popular for us to support them on our free shared hosting plans, and unfortunately they have to migrate to a VPS or find a way to reduce their load. Other times users may be running a poorly written site such as Word... Read more
We Got Tired Of Saying No
Nobody likes being told no, but unfortunately our service has limitations and sometimes it just isn't possible to do what people want to do. Whenever someone encountered one of those limitations, it pained us to do so, but we had to send them elsewhere. Well, we got tired of saying no, and we have a better solution now rather than sending you off to use someone else's hosting service.

HelioHost now offers VPS (virtual private servers).
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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

Yes, there was high downtime...but that was an exceptional situation for maintenance. It was not intentional (because the main heliohost.org site was also down for some time). Let's be frank that you should not expect 99.99% uptime from a free server while the paid servers are even not able to provide such high uptime.
Umakant
I love this webhost. I have tried so many other different web hosts, and none have reached the bar that this host has set so high: the free PHP enabled hosting with cpanel, the forum, all of it. Great stuff. I rate this place a 10 out of 10.
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