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PHP 8.2
The latest and greatest PHP 8.2 is now available on both Johnny and Tommy. In order to switch to the new version go to Login > Continue to Plesk > Websites & Domains > [domain] > PHP Settings > PHP Version dropdown menu > Select PHP 8.1 and click ok. Keep in mind it can take up to two hours to switch versions so if your site is still running on the old version of PHP after doing the above you probably just need to ... Read more
Tommy cPanel Shutdown
All of the users who are still on the cPanel version of Tommy have now received their invites to move to Plesk as of last Tuesday the 7th. We will finally be shutting down Tommy cPanel on Thursday the 16th. If you haven't moved your account off cPanel by then your account will be backed up and your website will be taken offline. Also Thursday the 16th is when we will turn inactivity monitoring back on for Tommy Plesk so make sure you get logged i... Read more
Tommy back online
Tommy is now back online and running! Since Tommy was powered off uncleanly there was quite a bit of corruption for anything that was being written to the disk at the time of the power loss. Most of it has been cleaned up, but there may be some issues here and there that still need to be fixed. The hard drive had it's partition table corrupted so we had to rebuild all of those. The XFS partitions had unwritten log data so we had to moun... 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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