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  • 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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Maintenance Complete
The scheduled maintenance on Eddie is now complete and everything should be coming back online. Read more
Eddie Maintenance
We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Eddie tomorrow. This will result in downtime on our main website, heliohost.org, our forums, helionet.org, and our wiki, wiki.helionet.org. This will also result in downtime on any VPS that are located on Eddie. When the maintenance begins we will cleanly shutdown all online VPS using the vmware-tools that all HelioVPS start out with. We will be removing the dead hard drive, and replacing it with a b... Read more
Backups Available
Tommy backups are now available via https://www.heliohost.org/backup/

We backed up the home directories and mysql databases so far. We're still working on postgresql databases, but very few people use it so the backups are ready for the majority of people. If the backup system doesn't work for you post in customer service, and an a... 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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