What Software and Program Versions Come with Windows Shared?

All Windows Shared hosting plans come with the following software versions at this time:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Plesk Panel 11 for Windows
  • MSSQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition
  • MySQL Server 5.1
  • MySQL Connector 5.1
  • Access Databases 2007, 2010
  • ASP Classic, ASP.NET 2.0, 3.5, 4.0, & 4.5
  • PHP 5.2.17 & PHP 5.3
  • Python, SSI (Optional)
  • cURL, GD Library, MVC 2.0/3.0/4.0, AJAX
  • AwStats, SmarterStats
  • MSFTP 7.5
  • URL Rewrite 2.0
  • SmarterMail Mail Server 10

Full List of Programs

This list includes software available for installation via the Application Vault in the Parallels Plesk control panel of your Windows Shared hosting account.

Note: This list is subject to change.

No software to install - simply request access.

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.

You can also view the software on our Windows Dedicated Servers.


HostGator's Windows Shared Web Hosting offers the power and flexibility of Parallels Plesk Panel, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, and a wide variety of other hosting features such as ASP and ASP.Net for a low price.