Heliohost FAQ

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Your homepage says "Professional-Grade Hosting", but your support sucks/isn't helping me/is run by 5 volunteers, what gives?

There is a difference between "Professional-Grade Hosting" and "Professional-Grade Customer Support." Most people are used to having dedicated customer support staff that will answer every little question; this comes standard with paid hosting. However, we don't do that here. Among the five of us, we have the collective know ledge and technical expertise of any other support staff, but in order for us to help you, we expect from you a certain competency. You must try to spell and use grammar correctly (to the best of your ability). You must provide necessary information (ex. username and domain name). You must be able to read instructions, and you must be able to follow instructions. We will treat you with respect and professionalism if you follow these guidelines. We will probably be very annoyed if u tyep liek thi5.

I log in frequently but am still receiving inactivity emails, what gives?

To ensure that your logins are logged, use the cPanel login form at the bottom of heliohost.org to login.

Why must all posts on HelioNet be in English?

The support staff is fluent and reliable only in English.

Why does HelioHost crash?

Currently we are running about 20000 different accounts on one server, Stevie. Sometimes, that's a bit too much for Stevie or some user will abuse resources, both causing the server to crash. We try to fix this as quickly as we can. Since the server and cPanel are handling such a high volume of users, errors are bound to come up. We also try to fix these ASAP. Also, when djbob works on the server, he occasionally screws up, which also causes crashes.

Why was my account suspended?

If you have not broken our Terms of Service, then you probably were suspended for inactivity. Renew your account here. If you have overused cron or have broken any of the other ToS, shame on you.

It is also possible that this was an error in our system. If you suspect that this is the case, report the error in a new post here.

Why does my new subdomain show a "Queued" page.

All domain and subdomain changes take approximately one day to go into effect. Seeing the queued page is normal and only means the change hasn't taken effect yet. If you continuously see this page, try clearing your browser cache. Also see this post.

Why can't I log in?

If you just registered, please wait 48 hours for your cPanel account to become active. If you have waited that time and still see a Account Queued page, try refreshing your browser's cache. If you are still experiencing problems, make sure you are entering your username in all lowercase letters, i.e. "wizard", not "Wizard" or "WIZARD".

How do I keep my account active/from being suspended?

Login to heliohost.org at least once a month. Each time you do so your last login date is set to the current time. Your account will then remain active for another 30 days.

What is a Daily Signup Limit and why is it stopping me from registering?

Each server has a daily limit for sign-ups so that it doesn't crash from all the people wanting to use HelioHost. The sign-up limit resets each day at 12:00AM PST/8AM GMT.

My account was deleted. Can I get my data back?

No. We do not keep backups of your data nor is it our responsibility to (See the Terms of Service). You must backup your own data regularly. However, if your HelioHost cPanel account was deleted due to inactivity, feel free to create a new account.

Can I have more than one account?

No. It's one account per user.

If you would like to have one account on Stevie and one on Johnny, you may do so by request only (post in the Customer Service forum on HelioNet).

How do I delete my hosting account?

Use Heliohost account deletion script.

To delete your HelioNet forum account, post a topic in the Contact HelioNet forum.

How do I change my main domain?

Use the main domain change script. Please note that this script will not change your main domain if the domain already exists on the server. So if you want to change your main domain to one that you already have as an addon domain or parked domain you must first delete it from your account.

As an alternative to changing your main domain, consider using parked, addon, and/or sub-domains. See this wiki article for more information.

What are the nameservers for HelioHost?

ns1.heliohost.org ns2.heliohost.org

Can I PM an administrator for help?

No, do not PM the administrators expecting support unless we explicitly tell you to. Please use the Customer Service forum instead. Also, in order for us to provide the best and most efficient support, please provide your domain name, username, and server name up front so we don't have to waste time asking.

The server is slow/Feature XYZ doesn't work/Something's wrong with my account/etc.

Please post the issue in the Customer Service forum and we will try to solve the problem. Also, in order for us to provide the best and most efficient support, please provide your domain name, username, and server name up front so we don't have to waste time asking.

Can Feature XYZ be installed?

If you need a system-wide feature installed, post your request on our Customer Service forum. Stuff like phpBB and Wordpress can be installed via Softaculous.

Can I use SSH?

No. We don't offer SSH for security reasons.

Where is djbob?

He's around.

Your hosting SUCKS! So do YOU!!!

Please see this and this.

I still have a question about Heliohost.

Post in the Questions forum and we'll try to help you the best we can.

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