Heliohost Featured Review
heliohost.org has tiny, flash based website which is hard to read and understand. While heliohost.org team says they offer free hosting for everyone, it's not 100% true.
You need to pay for heliohost.org hosting services using "helions" For example, the smallest package with 150 MB space and 1500 MB bandwidth costs 250 hellions per month. So what are these mystic hellions? Hellions are forum posts. If you think "oh, just another provider that requires to make posts on forums" you are absolutely right. They have some restrictions too. For example, if you will use bad grammar while posting, account will be deleted. Not very funny...
heliohost.org also offers packages with banner ads, but your website will be full of their advertisements, and it's not the best option too. So everything is up to you. If you have lots of time to spend on heliohost.org forums just to keep hosting account active, go and signup with this provider. Otherwise, search our directory for another free hosting - you will find plenty of them!
Heliohost.org General Information
Heliohost was found in 2005 and it is now 8 years in business.
Heliohost Reviews by Users
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|A C# Developer Using SQL, 08th of May, 2013|
|HelioHost is great for the basics!|
Sure, the servers are slow and are often down, but its free and allows external programs connect to the SQL, so its well worth it!
|Chook, 26th of March, 2013|
|Ive only just registered with Heliohost, and now 2 hours after I can't do a thing.. Webpage cant be found, Not mine but Heliohost.org !! What the Fudge. If they can't keep their own Homepage up what are the chances of keeping up a FREE website? |
So before I put to much effort I'm moving on...
|Man, 10th of November, 2012|
|I love it! Just one thing, don't register on Johnny unless you really want downtime and the extra stuff. Stevie doesn't have downtime that much at ALL. Anyway, these guys are trustworthy!|
|Aguy, 30th of September, 2012|
- 100% free, no need to use forum!
- ftp accounts
- SQL dbs
- parked domains
- and MUCH MORE
- Scripts: PHP, Python, Perl, FrontPage extensions, Ruby, ASP [.net], JSP
- CPanel is like Hosting24's demo
- Postgre SQL
- They support SSL (but you need to purchase dedicated IP; $10/yr)
- Only 500 mb for storage
UPTIME: I've been on Heliohost for 5 days and no downtime yet!
-> I'm moving my site from 000webhost to Heliohost soon
|The man, 03rd of September, 2012|
|It's best web host , i am using jsp here -|
when ever there is resource leak due to high traffic ,i experienced error message otherwise it's the only option for web hosting providing good service. 5persons working hard behind here, they will support us and they don't have paid hosting option so everything you get for free.
|stargazer, 02nd of September, 2012|
|Heliohost is fantastic! I see a post that complained that their site loads slow in July 2012. No kidding! Heliohost made a major improvement to their servers during July and made the announcement on the Home page that maintenance was pending. Heliohost kept updates on their maintenance progress during this crucial time.|
My suggestion.... Read their Home Page once in awhile. All maintenance issues (if any) will be announced and they will keep the user/member informed and up to date (at all times).
Their cPanel is amazing and it includes a tutorial for "newbies". Most season website developers will find that Heliohost has everything they need.
I was told by a paid provider prior to locating Heliohost that there are no more free web hosts providers. Not True! Don't believe anything until you do your own research.
Heliohost is over-the-top! Excellent!
|Dim, 31st of July, 2012|
|Just leaving from HelioHost. my site was loading little slow. and every day it was down for at least an hour. I was at xtreemhost for 2 years and i didn't had this kind of problems. (except the last month. that a message about high traffic was on my screen every day) also ftp connection always fail after 1-2 min on heliohost.. and it is very difficlt to take backup of the content. didn't had that problem ever before in my life!|
i have in my mailbox hundrents of messages like this:
Your website is no longer on error
Time: 2012-07-31 07:32:29 -0500
Time on Error: 23 minutes 17 seconds
i hope now that i'm moving to 000webhost i will not have such a problem.
|veer, 10th of June, 2012|
|Truly the best. GUYS ITS FREE AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE GETTING< EVEN PAID HOSTS DONT PROVIDE SUCH FEATURES.|
|indignat.socioblog.com, 16th of May, 2012|
|Also, they don't require activity in the forum anymore, just signing into cPanel once a month to keep your account active, and their website is no longer Flash-based.|
|indignat.socioblog.com, 16th of May, 2012|
|My review is a mixed opinion, but considering it's all for free and you can't find it in most paid offers, can't complain.|
Scripting: PHP 5.3.1, CGI, SSI, Perl, Python 2.7.1, Django, FrontPage 5, ASP.NET 3.5, Java Servlet 2.4/JSP 2, Ruby [on Rails]
Limits: unlimited file size / traffic bandwidth / email accounts / domains / databases (MySQL and PostGreSQL) and db users / FTP accounts, but only one cron job allowed per 5 minutes, 500 MB storage space, 30 sec script execution timeout.
E-mail features: MX, SMTP, POP3(S), IMAP(S), forwarding
Other: custom index, custom 404 error pages, .htaccess allowed,
PHP Libraries: cURL, GD2, ImageMagick, PDO, Sockets, Zend Optimizer, IonCube and SourceGuardian loaders
PHP options: mail() allowed, Safe Mode disabled, but php.ini and exec functions disabled
Support: 5 voluntaries from around the globe, so they reply to forum threads in minutes at any time.
Account Activation: there's a limited account registrations per day, so half of the day registrations will be blocked. Also, getting your website live or changing domains may take days, but support usually helps.
Speed is normal, similar to the most popular free hosts. Up-time is like Munchi said, expect problems every month or two.
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