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Accounts Transferred
The Johnny accounts are now done being transferred over to Sparkie. There were a few accounts that couldn't be moved automatically for one reason or another, so if your account is still offline let us know by creating a new topic in the customer service forum and we'll get you taken care of.

Johnny is now a clean slate so if you need php extensions or python modules installed for your site to work let us know. We'll be happy to install the... Read more
Johnny Done
Johnny has been rebuilt on Sparkie, and as I type the first accounts are being transferred over to the new server.

We have done considerable upgrades to the new version of Johnny, and we're excited to see what he can do. We increased the memory by 108%, and increased the CPU speed by 45%. Johnny also has all the latest software versions just like his big brother Tommy. We're hoping to be able to increase the time each day that we can offer... 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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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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HelioHost has provides people with free php and database hosting and it doesn't push people to upgrade unlike some other sites, and also it doesn't require people to register to some forums unlike some other sites. Also the lack of ads is appealing... The only negative thing I've discovered so far is that you have to log in every 30 days or your account will get deleted. I'll only see the "your account has been suspended due to inactivity, click here to revive" messages if I remember to check gmail and I might do that more rarely than I edit my site. I've received them two or three times and it has given me a fright that I was too late but so far I have been able to revive it in time.
Heliohost is my favorite host. It does go down sometimes, but not too often. It has a lot of helpful applications, and FTP transfer is very easy. It's free, and supports EVERYTHING. What is not to like?

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