Compatible Technologies

Below is a list of programs and software for HostGator's Linux servers. We have tested these items for compatibility. The entries show if the item is compatible, not compatible or installable only by a HostGator agent. (The entry for each item may also have parenthetical notes for special cases.)

This list does not include everything our servers can and cannot support, but it does include most popular items. Some items listed are included on the server, others are items HostGator can assist you with installing, and some items would need to be provided and installed by you.

To see what software is provided or available for your HostGator package, see the below article:

We strive to assist our customers as much as possible and can assist you with all server-related issues. We may not be able to offer you support for any third-party items listed. However, in every case we will at least try to point you in the correct direction to get the help you need.

Notes:

  • This article indicates compatibility. This does not imply that we install these programs for free. Some programs on this list are already on the server or can be installed for free, but other programs require installation and/or administrative fees.
  • HostGator Cloud Sites are a Shared server platform and are subject to the same compatibility as Shared/Reseller plans.
  • Optimized WordPress is only compatible with WordPress technologies and plugins, and has no additional external compatibility. For more information on the features included with Optimized WordPress and information about plugins that cannot be used on the service, please refer to the following articles:
Please contact us via phone or Live Chat to inquire about installing a specific program and possible additional fees.
Key:
= Compatible
= Not compatible
TIX = A HostGator agent must enable this for you. Please contact us via phone or Live Chat.

Service Shared/Reseller Dedicated/VPS
Ad serving

Adobe ColdFusion
(Installation & configuration not available)

Adobe Media Server (was Flash Media Server)
AdSpy Sites
Ajax
Alias files, aliases
aMember Pro
Amfphp
Apache 2
Apache Cassandra
Apache Flex
Apple Mail, Mac Mail
apt-get (would require a different OS than we provide) TIX
Aspell, Pspell
Autossh
AWstats (included)
AWstats includes TIX
browscap, browscap.ini

Bugzilla (Installation & configuration not available)
(Snappy VPS 2000 or higher)

Byte Range Requests/Byte Serving
C, C++, GCC, C Compiler
CakePHP
Clam AV TIX
CentOS 6.4 (included)
CGExtensions
ClipShare/File Sharing
Code signing
Colo, colocation services

Composer
(Installation & configuration not available)

Compressed Files (.rar* .zip .tar.gz .bz2)
concrete5
CouchDB
cPanel
cPanel Pro
cPanel skins - Third party
CRE Loaded Sites
CRE Loader
(Not included, but you can install it)
Cron jobs (included)
Crypt::SSLeay5 TIX
CS-Cart
cURL, libcurl, PHP/CURL (included)
Cyberduck FTP
Delavo
Disable open_base dir
Django (shared requires fastcgi)
dl() function
Dolphin 7
(You provide installation and license)
Ray, Orca, & older Dolphin versions (Boonex.com)
Drupal (included)
e107
eAccelerator
eGroupWare
elgg
Email Piping
ExpressionEngine
FastCGI
FFmpeg VPS =
Dedi =
Flash FLV
(browsers must have MacroMedia Flash Player installed)
Flv2tool
formail
formmail
fopen
FreeBSD, Ubuntu (all at your own risk)
fsockopen
FXP (File Exchange Protocol)
Game server VPS =
Dedi =
GCD (Google Cash Detective)
GD2 Library (included)
get, Wget
Ghostscript
Git client
Git server
Gnome/KDE (No support or installation provided, install at your own risk)
GnuPG
Google AdSense & AdWords
Google Apps & Email
gzip
HIPAA compliance
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
HTTP Digest Authentication
HTTP keep-alive
HTTP streaming (audio/video)
If-Modified-Since HTTP header
ihtml
ImageMagick, Image Magick (included)
IMAP
imap_open
innoDB
ionCube Loader, decoder
IPsec VPS =
Dedi =
IRC
Java, Tomcat, .jsp
Java virtual machine (JRE, JVM)
JavaServer Faces (JSF)
JavaScript
JIRA
Joomla (included)
JSON
Kayako
KVM
LAME MP3 Encoder
Laravel
LaTeX (but we do not support the binary)
LDAP, openldap
lib_curl
libmysqlclient
Libogg + Libvorbis
Live streaming, webcam, radio or video broadcast
Load balancing TIX
lynx TIX
Magento
Mail - Exim
Mail - any other MTA (postfix)
memcached
(Snappy 2000 VPS or higher)
Midnight Commander, MC
Ming (PHP module)
Miva empresa
mod_deflate, mod_gzip
mod_layout
mod_mime
mod_pagespeed
mod_perl, mod_python, mod_sql_auth, mod_ruby
mod_rewrite, mod_speling
(must enable in .htaccess)
mod_security, mod_sec TIX
Mokoala
MongoDB
Moodle
mpeg2enc
Mplayer + MEncoder
MySQL 5 (included)
MySQLi
mysqlnd
MySQL Cluster
NNTP/Usenet
Node.js
Nulled scripts (forbidden per our TOS)
NuSphere PhpExpress
OLSB, OLP
Online chat programs
openSSL 0.9.8o
Oracle (not recommended for VPS plans)
ownCloud (against our TOS on shared servers)
paFileDB
ParaChat
Payment gateway/merchant provider
PCI Compliance
PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions)
PDFlib (requires commercial license)
PDFtk
PDO or pdo_mysql
Pear MDB2 TIX TIX
PEAR modules - full list
PennyWize
Perl 5, Python 2, CGI, CPAN (all included)
Perl DBI module
PHP 5 (included)
PHP-FPM with Zend OPCache (Snappy 2000 VPS or higher)
PHP iconv
PHP and PECL modules - full list
PHP shell_exec
PHP tokenizer
PHPArcadeScript, phpas
phpFox
PHPmotion
PHP Multibyte String (mbstring)
phpMyAdmin (included)
Pine (email client)
Plesk
Podcasting
POP3 (included)
PostgreSQL, Informix, Sybase Solid, Generic ODBC
PrestaShop
procmail
Proxy servers, socket servers, SOCKS 4, 4a, &5
Push Button Cash Site
Push Email
Python setuptools
QuickInstall (included) TIX
Rapid Leech
Red5 Media Server
Redis
RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
Riak
Round Robin DNS
RSS feeds
rsync
Ruby on Rails (included)
Safe Harbor Certified (included)
SCP, SFTP
sem_get
Sendgrid SMTP
(Sending email via Sendgrid's SMTP servers via script) (Note: Sendgrid's Web API may work on shared & reseller, but is untested at this time.)
TIX
Server clock adjustments
(other than Central Standard Time [CST] & Central Daylight Saving [CDT])
Server redundancy
session_gc, probability, divisor, maxlifetime
Shared SSL
Shopping carts
SHTML (SSI-enabled HTML), SSI, server side includes (all included)
ShoutCast, Icecast
SimpleXML
SiteBuilder by Parallels Plesk (available by request) Shared =
Reseller =
Smarty
SMF (Simple Machines Forum)
SMS Gateway, MMS
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)(included)
SOAP
Softaculous
SourceGuardian (decoder)
SoX (audio processing)
SpamAssassin, spamd
SQLite
SRV record (Service Record)
SSH2 (included)
SSH tunnel
Streaming Flash
Subversion SVN Client
SVN/CVS Repository
SWFTools
tmpfs (configuration requires billing for admin time)
Trac, TracInstall
Urchin Stats (discontinued)
vBulletin
vi (requires SSH)
Vidiscript
VMware (virtualization)
VirtualEnv
VNC (You provide installation)
Voice servers (TeamSpeak/Ventrillo)
VPN/VPS VPS =
Dedi =
vtiger CRM, SugarCRM
(You provide installation and license)
WAP
Webalizer (included) (Video tutorial)
Webdav (class 1)
Web Disk
WebMail Access: Horde, SquirrelMail, Roundcube (all included)
WHM
Wiki (MediaWiki, PhpWiki, TWiki)
Wildcard SSL, multi-domain SSL
Woopra
WordPress (included)
WordPress MU (now incorporated into WordPress 3.0 and above)
WSGI (Web Server Gateway Interface), mod_wsgi
X Windows (X11)
XAMPP
xdebug
Xen
XML, xml-rpc
XMPP (you provide installation)
XOOPS
XSitePro
XSLT
XSSI (extended server side includes)
yamdi
yum
Zend Core
Zend Framework
Zend Guard (replaces Optimizer)
zip_open
zlib compression library
Zope/Plone

 

If you are interested in a program or software that is not listed here, feel free to contact us via phone or Live Chat and we will assess your request.