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Sparkie Reboot
We're going to be rebooting Sparkie soon to hopefully speed up the raid array rebuild for Johnny. Our main website will remain online, but you won't be able to do some functions like logging in, or resetting a password. The forum will be completely unaffected, and will continue operating as usual. Tommy users will be unable to login through heliohost.org, but will still be able to login directly at tommy2.heliohost.org. Some of our VPS customers ... Read more
More Johnny Issues
Johnny started having some more issues with hard drive corruption so we shut him down to run some file system repairs. You won't be able to login to your Johnny account and all of your websites on Johnny will be offline until that finishes. Users on Tommy are not affected by this downtime. Read more
Johnny Databases
The InnoDB repair script finished last night, and Johnny should be back to normal now. If you're still having problems with your database, or trouble logging in to your Johnny account let us know so we can take a look. Read more

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What most of the people are forgetting here is that it is a FREE HOST. FREE hosts are not meant to be stable. They are meant for development. Yes, they have issues often. But they are running over 20,000+ sites to date with so many people using poorly written code that slows the server. Free host != VPS. All load is shared. If you don't need to test your website, get a VPS and don't worry about load and install all you want. As for the description, they have never forced ads on your website, and yes, at one point they did require forum posts. They don't anymore, however. It is 100% free. As for the people complaining about their site not working, it takes a while to create. In my opinion, heliohost is the best host. Why? You can use TLD's for free, unlimited bandwidth, 1000MB disk space (can be increased if you win one of the occasional contests), Dedicated IP for the price that it costs them ($20). That along with much more. Support: Very reliable. If you can have respect, expect their staff to help. Speed: Depends on load. Most of my pages on Stevie take less than a second to load on a normal day.
Great! It takes time, but everything good takes time. The admins and mods are nice as well. You can even get a domain name for free. I rate this hosting 9/10 because nothing is ever perfect.

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