Helio Host review
This review cover a general impression of heliohost.org product features like reliability, support, data center, price & more. Brand #5638, listed since .
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Heliohost is the best host ever seen.They offer Ruby, ASP.NET, and Java on Johnny, which is their experimental server. The uptime of Stevie is a lot much nicer.
I think that HelioHost is good. Johnny is bad, but Stevie is very great. So please do not talk bad unless you mention your service. Bye.
About Helio HostHelioHost is an industry-leading free webhost. With an extensive feature set and three years of experience under our belt, we are looking to change the entire web hosting industry by offering a plan that beats out even paid webhosts.
HelioHost was started and continues to be operated and supported by djbob. Kyougi helps around the forums and is our number two. If you want to contact either, please PM them on our support forums. Note that support is operated exclusively through forum threads - support requests through PM will be deleted.
We offer professional-level PHP 5 hosting with safe-mode disabled. Installed libraries include cURL, GD, Sockets, XML RPC, and many more! Our community includes knowledgable PHP experts that can help you with your scripting problems
Professional-grade web hosting... with a twist
You know that old saying: "You get what you pay for?" Well, HelioHost is changing that around. Our feature set beats out most professional web hosts, yet we come without a price tag. PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails... all for free. Don't forget the dedicated support team bundled with an involved and supportive community to help you out with your webmaster needs.
There's no strings attached to this offer - we don't require forum posting, nor do we force ads onto our clients' pages. Our servers are just as fast as the big guys. The only thing you don't get with this deal is a top-level domain name, and that's only because those aren't within our power to give you.
We've been in business for over four years - much longer than most other free hosts. We mean to revolutionize the industry, and not just the free hosting biz... we aim to change the paid hosting business around as well. Welcome to the new generation of web hosting.
We are one of the very few free webhosts on the web to offer ASP.NET 3.5 scripting with our free hosting package. We use the Mono Project to provide this service, and our installation is compatible with both the C# and Visual BASIC programming languages
Ruby on Rails
Ruby on Rails is a revolutionary new web development framework based on the Ruby programming language. This framework allows easy Web 2.0 application development through extensive prebuilt libraries and highly recyclable code.
Python is a popular scripting language that offers a comprehensive library of functions to allow programmers to focus on design. We also offer the Django framework built on top of Python for powerful web application development.
JSP is a new internet application development platform from the makers of Java. JSP greatly simplifies web development by offering numerous shortcuts while retaining all the power of the previous Java servlet technology.
HelioHost offers compatibility with the latest Perl 5 programming language. Perl is one of the most popular programming languages for web development, and offers powerful string processing capabilities.
MySQL is the most popular database engine for open-source web applications. Unlike almost all other free hosts, who limit the number of MySQL databases each user can host, HelioHost enables its users to take full advantage of the MySQL database engine.
HelioHost offers the PostgreSQL database engine, self-dubbed "the world's most advanced open source database". PostgreSQL is a popular alternative database for many web applications and is a favorite of power users.
HelioHost employs the industry-leading cPanel software as its web hosting control panel. This system provides a high level of functionality to webmasters while significantly simplifying their job.
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HelioHost offers 500 megabytes of web space with each of its hosting accounts. This figure combines your stored files and your databases. 500 megabytes should be more than enough to handle any forum, blog, or other script you might need to host. Sites that might encounter problems with this limit include photo galleries with high-megapixel images or online storage sites. In general, this limit should not be a problem to the great majority of free hosting users.
HelioHost offers three options for file management: FTP access, WebDAV, and an advanced File Manager built into your control panel. We allow each user to setup unlimited FTP accounts. Since FTP accounts place no burden on our server, we see no reason to restrict them. Our File Manager includes a code editor with syntax highlighting and countless other features.
HelioHost does not meter its users' bandwidth consumption. This is in essence "unlimited bandwidth". However, please note that if you start pushing in huge amounts of traffic you will undoubtedly push your limits on resources we do meter, such as CPU usage.
HelioHost is the only exclusively free host we know of that owns its own hardware. Most hosts these days rent dedicated servers for their customers, but HelioHost actually owns Stevie, our server. Thanks to a generous offer from L.I.S. Colocation, we are able to host Stevie at the Hurricane Electric facility in Fremont, California. Hurricane Electric is ranked number one in reliability among datacenters, and is ranked among the top ten facilities in terms of bandwidth connectivity. Stevie is a quad-core rackmount server with eight gigabytes of RAM and an entire terabyte of disk space.
Apache is the most popular web server software for a reason. It has consistently been proven to be a reliable yet powerful solution for web hosting, and as a consequence is utilized by approximately 60% of the web. HelioHost employs Apache 2.2.15, the latest version of the project, for its performance improvements as well as for its multi-processing modules. Installed Apache modules at HelioHost include FCGID, Frontpage, Include (SSI), Headers, Rewrite, and suPHP.
cPanel 11 is the industry-leading control panel for web hosting. With tools to manage FTP, email, and databases as well as file managers and statistics software, cPanel is equipped to completely handle all hosting account management you may need to do. Not only is cPanel easy to use with video tutorials and wizards for common tasks, but it is also extremely powerful. With 70 tools built into an organized Web 2.0 interface, you will be able to accomplish any webmaster tasks in just a couple of minutes. Once you use cPanel, you won't be able to go back.
Softaculous is an automated script installation tool that is gaining popularity in the web hosting industry. With the option to install over 150 open source scripts in just three clicks, Softaculous greatly simplifies a webmaster's job. Supported scripts include WordPress, phpBB, Joomla, and MediaWiki.
FrontPage Server Extensions
For those who still use Microsoft FrontPage for their web authoring needs, we offer FrontPage Server Extensions. This means that you can develop directly on our server with FrontPage.
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About: Professional-grade web hosting... with a twistYou know that old saying: "You get what you pay for?" Well, HelioHostis changing that around. Our feature set beats out most professional web hosts, yet we come without a price tag. PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails... all for free. Don't forget the dedicated support team bundled with an involved and supportive community to help you out with your webmaster needs.There's no strings attached to this offer - we don't require forum posting, nor do we force ads onto our clients' pages. Our servers are just as fast as the big guys. The only thing you don't get with this deal is a top-level domain name, and that's only because those aren't within our power to give you. We've been in business for more than five years - much longer than most other free hosts. We mean to revolutionize the industry, and not just the free hosting biz... we aim to change the paid hosting business around as well. Welcome to the new generation of web hosting.
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No problems uploading files and my web site is there when I load it. It's been great! They have completed their maintenance during July 2012 and everything works faster! cPanel has a lot to offer. Their IRC channel always has someone there for support. Just a great find!
Heliohost is great as it is free with no adverts which is great but my only problem is that the control panel is very complicated, when I tried uploading a page it didn't tell me that it was done and didn't come up in the folder, but it is great that you can get no-ads free webspace.
Great features for free! Website down 80% of the time, exceedingly slow 10%, and okay the rest. I received notification 3 days ago that "Your hosting account at HelioHost has been suspended as a result of account inactivity..." with a link to click to renew it. After many attempts to "renew" the account, I tried ftp access to delete all of MY files, but can't even get in that way. This service sucks!
Heliohost is a subpar outfit that fails to address the complaints of its customers. You can shout Free from the rooftops all you want, but if you can't guarantee uptime, then the basic requirement of a website isn't met.
Every day, either my site, or even the main heliohost.org site is down. I've never come across a bunch of grosser, more incompetant imbeciles before.
It just hangs with part of the page loaded, with no active links.
Leaving it for 15 minutes does not load the cPanel.
There are way too many quality, free web hosts out there to waste your time and effort with these people. Check out 000webhost.org for example.
-pretty good tech support
-great bandwidth and storage for free
heliohost doesn't have:
Overall the features and storage allotments are amazing for a free host. you can ask any kind of question on their forum and it will get answered by the freindly staff. but all of this is ruined by the uptime. i know it is a free host, but it should be expected that if you are offering any hosting you should try to make sure it is actually hosting your files for a lot of the time. heliohost should either discontinue their free hosting and collect revenue to get better servers, or they should upgrade and actually offer a free service they can get to people.
But as said many, their downtime is unpredictable.
No one can say when it will down.
Some time it also take toooooo much time to upload files.
No customer service....
So, lower rating....only the best thing is it's free !!
I suggest DON’T GO FOR HELIOHOST.ORG FOR WEB HOSTING
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the Cpanel is a kickass and they have alot of application to install and you can modify them easily with a good html editor
one thing i didnt like is that they didnt come back to me regarding a problem i had , yet again , its possible its because im a free user , but they do say that free users get "SOME" kind of tech support.
overall a nice free host if you want to test out your way in the new world of creating a website.
A major issue i have had in the past 48 hours is that they are in a downtime in terms that i cannot access the Cpanel, which is very bad ..
When I first used it, I was really attracted to all the features they gave--even PHP with safe mode off, an infinite amount of SQL servers, addon domains, subdomains, and even cron jobs...It was excellent at first. Customer service was excellent--helpful forum moderators and a friendly community.
However, while HelioHost has plenty of features for free, great customer relations, and cPanel, I have to give it a 3/10. HelioHost falls short because of downtime. It's just not up enough. Everyday, they're down a few minutes to an hour. On some occasions, they're down for several days in a row.
It's understandable, because HelioHost attracts a lot of customers because it offers so much without needing to pay cash--but unless they get better servers, there's not much of a point. In the end, uptime is more important than an abundance of features, hence the low [read more...]
The features are nice but if I can't rely on beeing able to use them because their server is down again they are worthless. If they have to much costumers and can't handle the bandwith they shouldn't allow new users to sign up.
Of course nothing is perfect and there is a few problems that some people may dislike. For example, if you sign up for an Ad-supported hosting account, the admin will have to activate it. As a result, some people are extremely impatient. If that is you, I don't suggest using this host. That is really the only problem I can think of.
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