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 chat room, and even via telephone.
  • We’ve been offering free web hosting services to the community for over 17 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

VPS Sale Timeline
We began offering VPS hosting in April 2018. As more and more VPS customers signed up we noticed that our hard drive speeds kept dipping lower and lower. By April 2020 things had gotten bad enough that we decided to start giving away 1 GB free memory on every VPS to help improve speeds, and started a fundraiser to buy some faster hard drives. In August 2021 we finally got the new hard drives installed, and things improved considerably. By De... Read more
Donors Moved
We're happy to announce that as of a few minutes ago all of our current donors have been given a chance to move to Plesk or create a new account. If you've given a gift to HelioHost since 2020-07-14 and haven't gotten your invite yet please let us know so we can get you set up with a Plesk account. We are now moving into the next phase of our transition to the new control panel, which is moving existing free users. You can check your ETA or ... Read more
Donor signups open
You can now signup for a new account as a donor at https://heliohost.org/tommy/ Since we're still sending out invites to donors you won't be able to choose a donation amount lower than our current position on the waitlist though. So, for instance, if the next person on the waitlist donated $7 you won't be able to choose the $6 donation level because it wouldn't be fair for you to get your account first before someone who donated more than yo... 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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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

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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Amazing free hosting! ... It is very versatile, and best of all, it is totally free hosting! Awesome. The least you can do is register and post!
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