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Visit: HelioHost
http://www.heliohost.org/home/
(Click above to go to this free web site hosting service.)
Interests: Personal, Business.
Free Web Space: 500 MB.
Forced Ads: No ads (bannerless).
Your Ads: Allowed.
Upload: FTP, Browser, SiteCopy.
Editor: Basic.
Scripting: CGI, PHP, ASP.NET, SSI, FrontPage Extensions, Perl, Python, Ruby.
Pre-Scripts: Script collection.
Your URL: Top-level domain name, or Subdomain.
Other Features:
  • Unmetered bandwidth.
  • Cpanel, Fantastico.
  • Unlimited addon domains.
  • POP3 Email, Spam Assassin.
  • Statistics, raw logs.
  • Cronjobs allowed.
  • Unlimited MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
  • Custom error pages.
  • SSL secure server.
  • Same as helionet.org.
  • Ruby on Rails.
  • Django (a Python Web framework).
  • ASP.NET 3.5 with VB.NET support is enabled again.
  • libgdiplus support.
  • MySQL Connector/NET (for PostgreSQL connections) with a DbProviderFactory hook.
  • Npgsql (for PostgreSQL connections) with a DbProviderFactory hook.
  • Uploading with WebDAV.
  • Offers dedicated IPs for custom SSL certificate installation.
  • They are only accepting 200 sign-ups per day.
Date Added: March 1, 2007.
Last Modified: September 12, 2014.
Features Rating: 125   (out of possible 0 to 125 points)
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Average Rating:  9.27 / 10

Total Votes: 55

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55 User Testimonials/Reviews of HelioHost

Reviewed on: 2007-06-15   -   (IP: 68.253.x.x)   -   Rated: 9
This is a good hosting site, only requiring you to post on their webboard to get a free hosting account (or choose to display ads on your site pages) and even a free domain name.

Reviewed on: 2007-06-12   -   (IP: 61.88.x.x)   -   Rated: 10
Heliohost takes 12 hours to activate, but it is very good. Allowing you to either host a website with ads or buying with forum posts was a good choice. Some might like ads, and some might like posting in the forums. The website design is simple but not cluttered.

Reviewed on: 2007-06-08   -   (IP: 218.214.x.x)   -   Rated: 10
I was looking for a host with cPanel, mainly cron jobs, php and MySql databases supported. Some free hosts I found had PHP and MySql databases but either no crons or cronjob SUPPORT which had a very very long waiting time to get help (still nothing to this day), whereas Helion Host has all these, and at no cost. If you can give up some extra time to post a few topics or replies to their board you get totally FREE hosting with 150 meg webspace and 1.5 GIG bandwidth, totally bannerless; otherwise one banner on top of every webpage. Here is a list of what you get with the cPanel X:
PHP
MySql db, PHPMyAdmin
Custom Error Pages
Front Page Server Extensions
Custom MIME types
Backups
UNLIMITED mail accounts
E-mail Spam Protection
Password Protect Directories
IP blocker
Hotlink and leech protection
Subdomains + add-on domains + parked domains + redirects
Fantastico Deluxe
PLUS MUCH MORE!


Reviewed on: 2007-06-05   -   (IP: 66.242.x.x)   -   Rated: 10
This is a very cool web space hosting site! :-) All you have to do is give them an email address and then you can have a sub-domain or host your own domain name if you already have one (or buy one). The only thing you have to have is ads on the web page sides. Very cool indeed! :-)

Reviewed on: 2007-06-03   -   (IP: 69.17.x.x)   -   Rated: 9
Really excellent -- everything about it is easy, reliable, and friendly! Plus its addictive - the point system is fun! Definitely check it out. :-)

Reviewed on: 2007-05-30   -   (IP: 80.100.x.x)   -   Rated: 9
Finally a free Cpanel webhost with Fantastico for non-English websites. :-)

Reviewed on: 2007-05-30   -   (IP: 75.80.x.x)   -   Rated: 10
An amazing site. You can get a free domain name by posting in their forums. One of the best hosting sites I have seen lately. :-)

Reviewed on: 2007-05-20   -   (IP: 81.232.x.x)   -   Rated: 9
Helio Host gives many people the advantage of using SQL and Php whereas there are not many FREE hosts who provides these services. The only negative thing is that for a newbie it would be very hard to understand how to use those features. If you are using the ad-based option, you might not understand how to correct certain issues like getting the config.php while installing PhpBB. I am really a newbie to Helihost, so I have no idea about the server downtimes. The free Php server is really fast.

Reviewed on: 2007-04-29   -   (IP: 76.177.x.x)   -   Rated: 9
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Reviewed on: 2007-04-23   -   (IP: 132.178.x.x)   -   Rated: 5
You have to post in a forum for a week before you get accepted for hosting. I was unable to actually look at any messages in the forum, because whenever I selected a subforum, I got "circulated" (i.e. the page simply reloaded). Also, I could not find any info on terms and conditions, or what kind of PHP/MySQL, etc. packages are available. The Flash-based navigation also is horrible.



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