What Software and Program Versions Does HostGator Offer?

HostGator offers a variety of software for shared and reseller servers.

Quick Reference

Apache
2.2.24 and 2.2.25
PHP
(New Accounts*)
5.3.27 and 5.4.17
(dual environment)
PHP
(Legacy Accounts**)
5.2.17 and 5.3.27
(dual environment)
Perl
5.8.8
MySQL
5.5.23 or higher
JSP
Available only on dedicated and VPS
cPanel
11.40.x - auto updated to latest version
GD / Image Magic
6.6.3

New Servers & Legacy Servers

  • *PHP 5.3.27 & PHP 5.4.17 (dual environment) on all new Linux Shared and Reseller accounts.
  • **PHP 5.2.17 & PHP 5.3.27 (dual environment) on shared servers provisioned prior to 05/01/13 and reseller accounts provisioned before 5/16/2013.

Software Versions

All shared and reseller accounts come with:

  • Linux x86 CentOS 6 (a free version of RedHat) 64-bit Operating System

    All shared and reseller servers have now been upgraded to CentOS6, a 64 bit Operating System.

  • Kernel - latest stable release, updated as needed
  • Dual Xeon E5520 2.26 GHz Quad Core Processors
  • Apache 2.2.x , (includes mod_rewrite and mod_security) in a SuExec environment
  • Outgoing email (SMTP) = Exim 4.x (Exim)
  • Incoming email (POP3 and IMAP) = Dovecot 1.x (Dovecot)
  • WHM 11.40.x
  • cPanel 11.40.x
  • PHP 5.2.x , 5.3.x , and PHP 5.4. PHP is run as CGI (not Apache/DSO) in a suPHP environment. Please see chart above for your specific server version.
  • Zend Optimizer 3.3.9
  • PEAR 1.7.x
  • ionCube 4.2.2
  • ionCube Loader 4.4.3
  • GnuPG 1.2.6
  • GD2 Library 2.0.34
  • openSSL 0.9.8t (for PHP)
  • SOAP
  • PHP Modules - full list
  • phpMyAdmin 3.2.4
  • MySQL Database 5.5.x
  • Chilisoft 4.0.2L (no longer available)
  • ROR Ruby Version : 1.8.7 , Gem Version : 1.4.2 , Rails Version : 2.3.14
  • cURL 7.15.x (also libcurl and PHP/CURL)
  • PERL 5.8.x , PCRE Library Version 7.8
  • Python 2.6 and 2.7 (Use the version number in the binary when executing. i.e. python3, python2.6)
  • ImageMagick 6.6.x
  • Ghostscript 8.15.x
  • Rsync
  • RoundCube 0.2b, SquirrelMail 1.4.13, Horde 3.1.7p8
  • Sitebuilder 4.5.0, Site Studio 1.6RC3 (upon request)
  • Blogs (WordPress), CMS (Drupal Hosting and Joomla), Discussion Boards (phpBB Hosting), Shopping Carts (Magento Hosting), Image Galleries, php Mailing List, Sitebuilders, Wiki Hosting

Full List of Programs

This list includes software available for installation via QuickInstall, as well as site building software already installed. A couple items require being downloaded from the creator's website, like WHMCS and WHMAP.

Please note: This list is subject to change.

  • Blog Software
  • Customer Relationship / Chat Software
    • Crafty Syntax Live Help
    • Help Center Live
    • phpFreeChat
    • X7 Chat
  • CMS (Content Management Software)
    • b2evolution
    • Concrete5
    • Drupal 6.22
    • Drupal 7
    • e107
    • glFusion
    • Hotaru
    • Joomla 3.x
    • LiveSite
    • Mambo
    • Modx
    • Nucleus
    • ocPortal
    • Open Atrium
    • PHP-Nuke
    • phpWCMS
    • Pligg
    • Saurus CMS
    • Textpattern
    • Tiki
    • Trendy Sitebuilder
    • typo3
    • Xoops
    • Zikula
  • Development Software
    • MantisBT
    • OpenDocMan
  • eCommerce Software
    • Magento
    • phpCoin
    • PrestaShop
    • Sugar CRM
    • Tomato Cart
    • vTiger CRM
    • Zen Cart
  • eLearning Software
    • Claroline
  • F.A.Q.
    • FAQMasterFlex
    • phpMyFAQ
  • Forum Software / Discussion Boards
    • Advanced Electron Forum
    • bbPress
    • MyBB
    • phpBB
    • punBB
    • Simple Machines Forum (SMF)
  • Gallery Software
    • 4images
    • Coppermine
    • Piwigo
    • PixelPost
    • ZenPhoto
  • Hosting Billing
    • WHMCS (free license with reseller or dedicated accounts only)**
    • WHM AutoPilot (separate license purchase required)**
    • phpCOIN
  • Mailing Lists
    • Dada Mail
  • Polls and Surveys
  • Project Management Software
    • dotProject
  • Push Software
    • Z-Push
  • Site Building Software
  • Social Networking Software
    • Jcow
    • Elgg
    • ThinkUp
  • Wiki Software
    • MediaWiki
    • PmWiki
    • TikiWiki CMS/Groupware (Tiki)
    • Wikka
* No software to install, simply request access. Click link for more details.
** Includes a license only. Download is available from creator of software.

We do our best to keep software and program versions as up to date as possible. Our technical team regularly evaluates software updates and pushes updates across HostGator's servers as they are deemed secure and appropriate for HostGator's shared hosting environment.


When resellers request a copy of WHMCS, we provide the WHMCS 5.2.4 installation package.

VPS plans come with Virtuozzo 4.0 (currently upgrading to 4.6). VPS has optional cPanel + WHM.