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 inodes.
  • 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

Maintenance Complete
It took a little longer than we expected, but everything should be back online now. The performance of the main database is definitely much faster now. Let us know if you notice anything that isn't working right. Read more
Database Maintenance
We will be performing some database maintenance starting shortly. We expect the service to be restored to normal within a few hours. During the maintenance the main website will show some errors for certain functions, such as logging in. If you need to access Plesk while the main database is down you may do so directly at https://johnny.heliohost.org or https://tommy2.heliohost.org depending on which server you're on. Read more
MariaDB Uptime Improved
Last month we made some changes to our MariaDB connection limits after multiple users abused our generous unlimited connections settings and caused hours of downtime for all of the other users on the server. Since then we've received quite a few complaints from people who are now being forced to write good code when their software tries to open dozens if not hundreds of connections. You need to keep in mind that if you're on Johnny or Tommy ... 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

Click to view interactive map. Please note: HelioHost is a US based organization so federal regulations prohibit us from accepting donations or even providing free service to anyone in Iran, Cuba, North Korea, or Syria.

Testimonials

MY OLD HOSTING PROVIDERS SUCKED! This is the reason why I'm on HelioHost! It doesn't suck!
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It is a really good host. You can choose different free hosting plans... The server uptime is great, the allotted web space is great, and you also get a database -- worth using!
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