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HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - MichaelW - 2017-08-04

A HelioHost Review

https://HelioHost.org
Intro: I have been using HelioHost's server "Stevie" since January 2016 till sometime before Feb/Mar 2017, I have recently received a place on the new production level server "Tommy" which has a limited amount of signups per day, I bypassed this by giving a donation (min donation amount is $1 but more is recommended)

About: HelioHost exists with the great intention to provide free web hosting to all, 'nuff said.

This review based on the "Tommy" server, other servers may vary in specs and performance

Specifications:
Disk Space: 1000MB
Bandwidth: Unlimited*
Control Panel: cPanel
Amount of Databases: Unlimited*
Special Requirements: None, bit you need to login once a month to keep your account active
Script Installer: Softaculous

* given under fair use
Usage: Because of the many features it has, it is possible to run a variety of services on it's servers, however I mainly run perl and PHP sites.

Support: The support site/user forum is a great place with near instant response times thanks to volunteer admins and moderators.

Reliability: The "Tommy" server has a 97% uptime, which is more than some paid web hosts.

Final Verdict: 10/10

It is a really great service with a awesome community behind it, I really recommend anyone who needs free hosting to try out their service.


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - try3vps - 2017-08-09

It looks good especially for the unlimited bandwidth and unlimited databases.

I don't know why. I tried to get one free package a few days ago but after I set up everything, it said my account had not been created yet and I had to refresh the page to check my account status.

Today I visit the website again and it says "There is no account in our database that matches that username".

Not sure they are still creating my account, or they actually give up creating it. Kinda strange.


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - deanhills - 2017-08-10

Wow, those are brilliant specs for free cpanel hosting account. Thanks for the tip. Will definitely check them out once I have some more time available. Can't believe the size of the account.

What does the cpanel look like, is it one of their own or a full panel where one can create the database separate from the user?


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - Ulti - 2017-08-13

I have used HelioHost previously in the past, however I didn't stay with them because their Stevie server failed, it took me a really long time to move to Johnny and my website was down a lot, I really like their features but reliability was the price (I see you are using the Tommy server, the Johnny server is down much more).


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - elneo2013 - 2017-08-14

heliohost is one of the best free web hosting in my opinion. You can use php, ruby and other languages. The website is pretty old but what can we ask if they have a lot of years giving their best for people. Good support too. I have an account for 3+ years and it is working so good.


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - MichaelW - 2017-08-15

(2017-08-10, 6:24:27 pm)deanhills Wrote:  What does the cpanel look like, is it one of their own or a full panel where one can create the database separate from the user?

You mean the theme? It's paper lantern.

Databases are created within the cPanel, with this as the pattern: <username>_<whatever_you_want_here>

Also, the Johnny server is a testing server and is often down/slow (because it's a testing server Wink),
I recommend the server "Tommy" if you want to have a production level site, a few number of Tommy accounts is released at midnight UTC, if you don't want to wait, you can provide a small donation to receive a invite to Tommy, https://www.heliohost.org/tommy/

Also we have AutoSSL enabled on Tommy so it checks for domains with a invalid cert/no certs every night and renews them.
This is not enabled on Johnny because of high loads.

(2017-08-09, 9:09:22 pm)try3vps Wrote:  It looks good especially for the unlimited bandwidth and unlimited databases.

I don't know why. I tried to get one free package a few days ago but after I set up everything, it said my account had not been created yet and I had to refresh the page to check my account status.

Today I visit the website again and it says "There is no account in our database that matches that username".

Not sure they are still creating my account, or they actually give up creating it. Kinda strange.

The queue for Johnny is quite large, it could take a while, it's a automatic process.

Try posting on the forum to get a admin to look into it: https://www.helionet.org


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - Kururin - 2017-08-16

Hmm, haven't really heard of this host but its good that another host that provides free hosting. I generally don't trust these free cpanel webhost but i will give this a try thanks!


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - pjay - 2017-08-26

Im quite surprise that they also offer free asp.net, postgre sql hosting that some web hosting offer this as paid feature.
Currently, I'm on johnny and I can confirm that this server is prone to downtime and damn slow. That's what I get by using free services though.
I want to try tommy too but they don't accept btc. So for now, I have to carry this issues unless they start to accept btc as donation..


RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - IEpicDestroyer - 2017-08-26

Hmm... this is a new free hosting that I never heard about. However are they really that non-profit? But it's nice that they're giving web hosting away anyway.
Quote:We're an officially classified 501©(3) nonprofit organization powered by a community of hobbyists that offer full-featured web hosting services for free.



RE: HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting - MichaelW - 2017-08-26

(2017-08-26, 9:23:42 am)IEpicDestroyer Wrote:  Hmm... this is a new free hosting that I never heard about. However are they really that non-profit? But it's nice that they're giving web hosting away anyway.

This is not a new web host, it's older than most paid hosts.
And yes, it's a non profit organization.

(2017-08-26, 8:39:11 am)pjay Wrote:  I want to try tommy too but they don't accept btc.

Just use PayPal, it's simpler.

(2017-08-26, 10:55:16 am)Abdul Sami Wrote:  what is your reviews on the johnny server? it is always down?

No, it just has high loads.