[Shared Hosting] HelioHost Review - Free Web Hosting
#1
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:
I use it to run my blog and a small NextCloud.

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.

[Image: img.php?userid=19870&txt=1]

Thanks to FREEVPS.us  for VPS 14
A huge shoutout to @F7N for the steller cPanel Hosting
Follow me on Mastodon
View me on IRC @SlashNET

[url=https://7ob.pw/FreeVPS/?userid=19870][/url]
#2
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.
#3
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?
#4
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).
#5
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.
Thanks FreeVPS.us and Hostigation for VPS 18
[Image: img.php?userid=18506]
#6
(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

[Image: img.php?userid=19870&txt=1]

Thanks to FREEVPS.us  for VPS 14
A huge shoutout to @F7N for the steller cPanel Hosting
Follow me on Mastodon
View me on IRC @SlashNET

[url=https://7ob.pw/FreeVPS/?userid=19870][/url]
#7
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!
Thanks to FreeVPS Hostigation for VPS 18 (x2)




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Switch to mobile version

Sponsors: Ftpit - ZXPlay - GalaxyHostPlus - Verelox- HostUS - HostMada - Host4Fun - Evolution-Host - NodeBlade - HostDare - VPSMost


BitCoin donations: 1DQxbstaTb5SWk6QC2gFeQUTFR64JX4cEo