About Us

We're a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 tax deductible 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 server, and even via telephone.
  • We've been offering free web hosting services to the community for over 19 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

Password Resets
Password resets are now available without admin assistance through the website at https://heliohost.org/reset/ If you forget the password for your Johnny, Tommy, or VPS account this site should allow you to set a new password after verifying your email address. For the last few years any password reset had to be emailed manually by an admin, which was a lot of work for us, and a hassle for our users. Let us know if you run into any errors while r... Read more
Signups Fixed
We updated some dependencies on our main website last night and apparently it broke our signup process. People would all get stuck on the domain picking screen and couldn't get any further. This issue should be fixed now. If you are one of the few people affected by this issue click the validation link in your email and continue the signup process and it should work now. Let us know if you're still having any issues signing up. Read more
False Malware Reports
We have received quite a few false positive malware reports for our website. The reason is because of the Arc.io CDN that we've been using for the last few years. When we started using it we were getting about $500 per year which is a great source of income for a non-profit, and the little blue dot in the bottom left corner was no where near as annoying as regular ads. In the last year we've made less than $15 from it though, and most antivirus p... Read more

Scripting Languages

  • We offer professional-level PHP 5, PHP 7, and PHP 8 hosting with safe-mode disabled. Installed libraries include cURL, GD, Sockets, XML RPC, and many more.

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  • We offer multiple versions of Node.js on all of our plans. As an asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime, Node.js is designed to build scalable network applications.

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  • We are one of the very few free webhosts in the world to offer .NET scripting with our free hosting package.

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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 1000 MB of data for free on the HelioHost servers. When that is full you can upgrade to a paid plan with higher storage. You can transfer your data to and from your account with Plesk file manager, FTP, FTPS, or SFTP.

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Our Global Community

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Testimonials

HelioHost is great for the basics! ... Its free and allows external programs connect to the SQL, so its well worth it!
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Get free hosting space there, it really pays off! It is very good even compared to the hosting websites where you have to pay. I suggest everyone to just look at their web hosting offers -- they just rock!
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