What Operating Systems Will Be Available for My VPS?

CentOS 6

Currently, we are offering CentOS 6 (Linux).  When you order a VPS, CentOS 6 is installed by default.

You can chose from the following:

  • Virtuozzo (VZ Power Panel)
  • Virtuozzo (VZ Power Panel) and WHM/cPanel

There are no Windows or BSD VPS plans.

VPS hosting with cPanel is considered fully managed and includes support for server-related issues.  VPS hosting with VZ Power Panel only is considered semi-managed and comes with limited support from HostGator.

Other Operating Systems

We offer a few alternate Linux distribution choices for VPS; however, these offerings do not have control panels and will not receive the full support offered to standard VPS plans. Persons seeking to use these distributions should be experienced Linux Administrators or have one in their employ.

Please create a ticket to Support to request information regarding currently available Linux distributions.

Requesting a VPS with an Alternate Linux Distribution

Customers who are interested in an alternate Linux distribution should order a VPS with no control panel. Once you have completed your order, please submit a ticket to our Support department stating which of the distributions you would like and the domain name associated with the VPS you wish to install it on.

Important Notes:

  • cPanel only works with CentOS6.
  • VPS hosting with alternative operating systems are considered semi-managed and come with limited support from HostGator.

What operating system are you using for the host server?

Our Linux VPS host servers are running Virtuozzo on Linux CentOS Linux x86, which is identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.