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#151608 Johnny Maintenance

Posted by HelioHost on 06 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

Since Johnny's uptime has been so poor lately we decided this would be a good time to do some extended maintenance to fix some memory leaks. We are archiving all of the accounts on Johnny to make it easier for users to move to Ricky or Tommy. If you're a donor an admin can move your account for you, or you'll be able to download your archive from our backup system shortly if you want to move your account yourself.

#148850 Johnny's Rebirth

Posted by HelioHost on 31 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

In about an hour we're going to open a limited number of free signups for the new Johnny server. This server is vastly upgraded over the last iteration in every way. Over the next few weeks is an especially good time to create your Johnny account if you want to use Java as the wait time for Tomcat access will start out at several hours on Johnny and will likely skyrocket to several months eventually. We're going to start out with a small number of signups each day and as the system gets fully tested by the first users we'll open it up over the next few weeks with the goal of having 24 hour availability of free signups per day as before. Creating those ridiculous numbers of accounts each day will inevitably result in instability as the server fills up, but we'll do our best to keep the uptime as high as possible. If you want a stable production grade server we still recommend Tommy or Ricky as both of those servers will continue to have limited numbers of new accounts per day. If you have any questions let us know.

#141410 Fundraiser for New Server

Posted by HelioHost on 13 January 2018 - 08:37 PM


HelioHost has created a GoFundMe to purchase a new server. We're going to name this server Lily, and our plan is to begin offering Windows hosting in addition to the Linux hosting we already offer. This will allow us to provide even more features than we already do. If you're interested in getting an account on this new server please donate today.

Also included in this server purchase we will be gaining 8 TB of storage that we can use to increase storage space on our existing accounts. Available harddrive space is really low right now, and as a result we've had to discontinue free account creations on our flagship server, Tommy. If you're interested in getting a Tommy account, or if you want more storage space on your existing Johnny, Ricky, or Tommy account please donate today.

#140818 Whitelist HelioMine

Posted by HelioHost on 05 January 2018 - 05:48 AM

We've noticed that Google Chrome and Windows Defender have started flagging HelioMine as malware on some people's computers. We assure you it is safe and it does exactly what we say it does: downloads a mining assignment and then uses your cpu to mine cryptocurrency for HelioHost. Unfortunately some hackers have hidden similar mining software inside other installers without telling people so some antivirus think that all miners are unwanted now. If we're telling you exactly what it's doing it's clearly not malware, but apparently intent doesn't weigh into these calculations.

Anyways, even if your miner was working fine you may want to check it again in case it has stopped working. In which case you'll need to whitelist it for it to start again. We have uploaded a new version of the installer that should make it easier to whitelist it without getting blocked. So far HelioMine users have earned us over $50. It would be great if we could get even more people mining though, because $50 is a lot, but we need nearly $600 each month to break even. Thanks to all of our donors and all of our miners for helping out.

#140608 Maintenance Complete

Posted by HelioHost on 02 January 2018 - 06:49 PM

We have finished the maintenance on Eddie, and both Tommy and Cody are fully online. However, due to a severe shortage of hard drive space on Tommy we're going to have to temporarily disable free signups.

#139868 [HH#49328] Suspended: zuzumu

Posted by HelioHost on 23 December 2017 - 06:47 AM

Username: zuzumu, Server: Johnny, Main domain: zuzumu.heliohost.org

Suspended: zuzumu

#138151 War Deploy Improvements

Posted by HelioHost on 26 November 2017 - 04:36 AM

The long awaited, much anticipated upgrade to the java deployment system on Tommy has been released. This update should vastly improve the deployment speeds. Prior to this update java deployments could take up to 24 hours. We estimate that if you change the name of your .war file or if it's a new deployment it could take up to 60 minutes, and if you use the same filename as your previous deployment it could go live in just a couple minutes. Let us know if you have any issues with the new version.

#137009 You Guys Are Awesome

Posted by HelioHost on 01 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

Thank you so much to all of our users! One week ago we needed $273.82 to break even for the month, and we ended up finishing the month of October strong with $252.92 over the cost of operation. That means we raised $526.74 in just one week! This is completely due to the overwhelming show of support that our users displayed after we sent out an email letting everyone know how badly October was going financially. It's really amazing that you all managed to pull this off, and it goes to show that many of you believe in what we're doing. It's obvious that with the much appreciated support of the HelioHost community we will be able to continue providing our services to both our donors, and also the less fortunate who can't donate but still deserve quality world class free hosting. Thanks again.

#136006 [Hh#31797] Please

Posted by HelioHost on 17 October 2017 - 11:40 PM

I got it,thank you! I use other nameservers,Iwill try it now. Thank you very much!

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??: Re: [Hh#31797] Please

The reason you're seeing the queued page is probably because you haven't set your nameservers correctly. The proper settings is ns1.heliohost.org and ns2.heliohost.org

You may view the status of your ticket by visiting:


Thank you,
Heliohost support

#134932 [Hh#76987] If I Remove My Heliohost Account, Can My Forum Account And Posts A...

Posted by HelioHost on 27 September 2017 - 03:26 AM

I am planning to transfer to a different server. I want to know if I delete my HelioHost hosting account, will my forum account and posts also be deleted? If not, can that be requested?

#132300 Johnny Mbstring

Posted by HelioHost on 01 August 2017 - 03:29 PM

We will be performing scheduled maintenance starting later this afternoon and running through the night to recompile apache, php, tomcat, and mono on Johnny. The main objective is to re-enable the php mbstring functions. We will also see if we can get asp.net working on Johnny again. This maintenance period is expected to take about 24 hours to complete. During the maintenance you can expect to see more high load spikes and downtime than usual. New account creation will also proceed much slower than usual. Thank you for your patience during this scheduled maintenance.

#127888 New Server Poll

Posted by HelioHost on 29 April 2017 - 03:51 AM

We're setting up a new server named Ricky and want to know your opinion on how it should be configured. Vote today! http://www.helionet....pcoming-server/

#126843 Heliohost Finances

Posted by HelioHost on 02 April 2017 - 04:36 AM

HelioHost has decided to be more transparent about our financial situation. The fact of the matter is we're running out of money pretty quickly. It costs us nearly $600.00 USD each month to continue providing great free hosting to people from all around the world. We've been doing this for 12 years now, but the last 2 years we've lost money. The advertising revenue just isn't keeping up with the bills anymore. Rather than slowly dwindle and fade into history we've decided to fight back by buying a new server, and expanding/improving our service. December of 2016 has been our most profitable month in years, and it was because of all of you, our users. We never had any idea that you all could be so generous with your donations.
Thank you so much. It has given us quite a bit of hope and a renewed sense of purpose to continue.
The fact of the matter however, is we've been in the red for quite a while now, and the money we have in our accounts won't keep us operational forever. It is very expensive to operate a webhosting service, and our only sources of income have always been advertising and donations. Not everyone can afford to pay for hosting. We understand. That's why we believe in what we do, but if you're fortunate enough to be able help us stay in business we would really appreciate anything you can spare. We can receive donations via Paypal or Skrill sent to the address admin@heliohost.org.
In order to keep our faithful users updated on our status we've created a new graphic that shows exactly where we stand for the month. If we don't reach our goal we lose money, and we take a step towards going out of business. If we reach the goal by the end of the month we stay in business for at least a month longer. It's as simple as that. If we exceed our goal you can be certain we're going to put all of our profits into providing even better service and maybe even buying more servers in the future. Nobody is getting rich off of HelioHost. We're all volunteers, but we love what we do, and we hope you appreciate what we provide without a price tag.

#126046 Django 1.10.5

Posted by HelioHost on 21 February 2017 - 03:36 AM

You can now develop your Heliohost websites with the Python web framework Django. Many famous sites such as https://www.instagram.com/ and https://www.pinterest.com/ are built with Django. This powerful web framework makes it easier to build better web apps more quickly and with less code. Django is a high-level Python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of web development, so you can focus on writing your app without needing to reinvent the wheel. If you want to give Django a try you can get started quickly and easily by following these instructions. Once you have this basic test working on your Heliohost account you should visit https://www.djangoproject.com/ to read their excellent documentation and continue learning. We recommend developing your Django applications on your home computer where you have command line access, and then uploading your files to the server. Our server uses Python 3.6.0 and Django 1.10.5 so make sure you use the same on your development environment or you may end up with compatibility issues. Like most of our improvements this functionality was requested by one of our users, and we were more than happy to install it for you. Let us know if you have any other ideas on how we can improve our free hosting service.

#124508 Tommy Accounts

Posted by HelioHost on 06 January 2017 - 07:58 PM

Heliohost has decided to start allowing a few free Tommy accounts each day since it might be a while before we can get Johnny and Stevie running again. New account signups will open in a few minutes, and then each day they will open at midnight UTC. If you're not fast enough or lucky enough or you just don't want to wait until a certain time of the day to create your account we will still be offering Tommy invites to anyone who makes a donation of any amount. Keep in mind that donations that are much less than $1.00 USD will result in $0.00 received by Heliohost because Paypal will take all the money in fees. Since Heliohost receives no money from these small donations we will refund the donation back to you and you won't receive an invitation. Sorry, but we only give out invitations for donations of any amount to Heliohost, not donations to Paypal.