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SSL Enabled on MariaDB
Both Johnny and Tommy now have SSL enabled on MariaDB (MySQL) connections. We recommend updating your remote code to use SSL to connect to your database. SSL was already enabled on PostgreSQL so now you can use encryption for all of your database connections regardless of which you choose to use. Let us know if you run into issues or have any questions about anything. Read more
Recent Short Downtimes
As most of you already know, over the last couple weeks we've been seeing short bursts of DDoS attacks against one of the websites on Tommy. Our ISP is usually pretty quick to block the traffic, but until the targeted IP is blocked there can be some downtime for our main website, our forum, Johnny, and VPS plans. We've been moving accounts around to try to determine which website on Tommy is being targeted, but since there's almost 8,000 domains ... Read more
Installing New Server
We are installing the new server in our cabinet. There may be downtime on some servers and some VPS over the next few hours as we rearrange the other servers to make room for the new one. 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 are one of the very few free webhosts in the world to offer ASP.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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