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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

No Free Tommy Signups

Tommy's uptime has dipped below 99% and high load is causing too many errors for users on this server. That is unacceptable performance for our best server. Unfortunately this means we need to stop offering free signups for a while. Once Tommy's load has balanced out we will reopen free signups again. There is no set eta on when free signups will reopen. It may take a few weeks for the load to dissipate or it may be sooner. We'll let you know.... Read more

Nameserver Downtime
The nameserver upgrade isn’t going as smoothly as we had hoped. We’re having trouble getting the zones to sync to ns1. This means anyone who tries to visit your site has a roughly 50/50 chance of querying ns1 or ns2. If you’re unlucky you contact ns1 and are told that your website is offline. People who query ns2 see the website as online. We’re working to get it fixed as soon as possible. Read more
Nameserver Maintenance

We will be doing some nameserver maintenance over the next few hours. That means that ns1.heliohost.org and ns2.heliohost.org will be intermittently unavailable. This shouldn't have any effect on the uptime of your website though as long as one or the other is online.

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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

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Great! It takes time, but everything good takes time. The admins and mods are nice as well. You can even get a domain name for free. I rate this hosting 9/10 because nothing is ever perfect.
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