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|Ilona, 01st of May, 2010|
|Update: Now I can log in again and access the control panel, but still can't view my site from a user's perspective.|
|Eric Sebasta, 21st of April, 2010|
|The signup, site, security, and features are every bit as good as my companies commercial host.|
Support forums are your best bet of support, and not really a good one so you kind of have to know what you are doing already.
The problem is they are under a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, which means they have been down for the a week or more now. This is a very hard problem to solve. I don't know who made the folks behind it but it sounds like somebody has gone through an awful lot of trouble to cause these folks trouble.
If they ever catch the jerks behind that I would again recommend them over any other free host, until then, I can't because they are gone :)
|Someone, 21st of April, 2010|
|HelioHost appears to be completely down ATM...|
Possibly due to the DDoS attack...
Sadly that also includes the forum...
Does anyone know when if ever will it be back?
P.S: The review here is completely wrong to the heliohost that exists now.
|Ilona, 20th of April, 2010|
|It used to seem rather reliable in the past but now I think yesterday I wasn't able to view my pages from a visitor's perspective even though I was able to edit them, and today the whole website seems to be down. If it's a DDoS attack, that's pretty mean from who ever launched it. HelioHost has provided people with free php and database hosting and it doesn't push people to upgrade unlike some other sites, and also it doesn't require people to register to some forums unlike some other sites. Also the lack of ads is appealing. In addition to the downtime, the only negative thing I've discovered so far is that you have to log in every 30 days or your account will get deleted. Also they won't accept yahoo email so I had to register for gmail, and since I don't use that for anything else at the moment, I'll only see the "your account has been suspended due to inactivity, click here to revive" messages if I remember to check gmail and I might do that more rarely than I edit my site. I've received them two or three times and it has given me a fright that I was too late but so far I have been able to revive it in time. I hope this downtime doesn't last very long.|
|Colin, 19th of April, 2010|
|The info given here isn't really too great:|
"heliohost.org has tiny, flash based website which is hard to read and understand"
What? Is this massively out of date or something?
"For example, the smallest package with 150 MB space and 1500 MB bandwidth costs 250 hellions per month."
All lies. You get plenty of space (I think it's >5GB) with I guess a relatively low bandwidth of 2.5Gb and this doesn't require any posting!
As for downtime, yes it can be bad. At the moment, it has been DDoS down - not really the host's fault though.
At all other times, reliability is >95% according to my host-tracker.
What they allow is great for £0.00 a year. Unlimited domians, SQLs, good PHP abilities, etc.
Recommend but best used with another host to maximise uptime.
|Franc de Valmount, 17th of April, 2010|
|down again :)|
|Eric S, 10th of April, 2010|
|This server is down more then it is up, an erased my entire mysql database once. |
I use it for a testbed, and backup my data, so it works... for me. I wouldn't host anything you need with them, not if they paid me.
|Rajesh, 28th of March, 2010|
|In this Free host world the ( helioHost.org ) is a worst and low grade server and always slow down service mostly (Break-down) No Support from Staff. If you ask anything from Helio staff ( No reply ).|
I suggest DONíT GO FOR HELIOHOST.ORG FOR WEB HOSTING
For all my Friends
|Dwight Breckenstein, 05th of March, 2010|
|I recommend Heliohost. They don't force you to upgrade or anything. No ads. A bit slow but its not that bad.|
|GT, 28th of January, 2010|
|In the past 30 days my blog was down 11 times for more then 45 minutes at a time. I am now waiting for the site to come back up, so I can export my blog and say goodbye to heliohost forever. BTW, I contacted their support 5 times - still waiting for an answer.|
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