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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

MariaDB Limits
Each user can now open a maximum of 10 connections to MariaDB on Johnny and Tommy. Back in 2021 and earlier we had a limit of 3 connections on Johnny and 6 connections on Tommy. Tons of people would write bad code that doesn't ever close database connections and then they would hit the limit and complain to us about the errors. The forum and Discord were full of messages like, "The reason you can't open any new connections is because you alr... Read more
Increased Free Signups
Even after opening free signups twice per day, instead of once per day like the last 19 years, free accounts are still filling consistently in only a few seconds in both time slots. Since the stability of Johnny is still doing great so we're going to increase the number of accounts we give away each day. As long as the uptime and speed of Johnny stays good we'll continue trying to give away as many accounts as we can support each day. Read more
Softaculous has Returned
Both Johnny and Tommy now have fully licensed Softaculous available to everyone to install the latest version of 459 different software packages with just a single click. If you're not familiar with Softaculous it automates the installation of most popular software with the latest version, and can help you easily stay up to date as well. Since we offer free hosting we attract a lot of people who are new to web hosting, and installing some so... 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

The best two I usually prefer are heliohost and x10hosting. Btw, heliohost is far far better than 000webhost.
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First of all, HelioHost has a great admin who helps everyone who needs it. Secondly, this is one of very few free hosts that supports PHPAuction (so far I have not found any other). Furthermore, it was established [in 2005] and is still in a good shape.
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