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 (e.g. 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 dis.
To ensure that your logins are logged, use the cPanel login form at the bottom of heliohost.org to login.
The support staff is fluent and reliable only in English.
Currently we are running about 20000 different accounts on one server, Johnny. Sometimes, that's a bit too much for Johnny and 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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 00:00/12am UTC.
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.
No. It's one account per user.
If you would like to have one account on Ricky and one on Johnny, you may do so by request only (post in the customer service forum).
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.
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. If you are sending via email, use the email you signed up with.
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.
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.
No. We don't offer SSH for security reasons.