Compatible Technologies - Windows

Below is a list of programs and software for HostGator's Windows 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 Windows package, see these articles:

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.

Note: 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.
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 Dedicated
ActiveSync
(License purchase required.)
Ad Server
Ajax
Alias files , aliases
aMember Pro
Apache 2
Antivirus software
Apache Flex
Apple , iWeb , Mac Mail
ASP.Email
ASP.PDF

Chocolatey NuGet (similar to apt-get)

TIX
ASP Classic/Active Server Pages (included)
(VBScript and JScript supported)
ASP.Net 1.1 (ASPX)
ASP.NET 2.0 and 3.5 (ASPX)
ASP.Net 4.0 (ASPX)
ASP.Net 4.5 (ASPX)
ASP.Net 4.6 (ASPX) TIX
ASP.Net Trust Level
"medium"

"full"
Aspell , Pspell
AWstats (included)
Browscap, browscap.ini
Bugzilla
(Installation and configuration not available)
Byte range requests/byte serving
C, C++, GCC, C Compiler
C# (C sharp)
CakePHP
Clam AV TIX
CGExtensions
ClipShare/File sharing
Code signing

ColdFusion
(Installation & configuration not available)

Compressed files (.rar* .zip .tar.gz .bz2)
concrete5
cPanel/Enkompass
Cron jobs/scheduled tasks (included)
Crypt::SSLeay TIX
Crystal Reports
CS-Cart
cURL, libcurl, PHP/cURL (included)
Cyberduck FTP
Delavo
Disable open_base dir
Django (Shared requires FastCGI)
dl() function
DLL , Dynamic link library
(Shared requires Microsoft-signed .dlls)
Dolphin 7
(You provide installation and license)
Dolphin - Ray, Orca, & older Dolphin versions (Boonex.com)
DotNet, dot net, .NET
DotNetNuke - Please note that version 8.0.0 and higher is not compatible with Windows Shared as MVC 5.1.1 is required which cannot operate in Medium Trust environments.
Drupal (included)
Dundas
e107
eAccelerator
Elgg
Email piping
Executable Files and Batch Files*
ExpressionEngine
FastCGI
Flash FLV
(Browsers must have MacroMedia Flash Player Installed)
Flash Media Server (FMS)
Flash remoting using Amfphp
Flv2tool
formail
formmail
fopen
FrontPage extensions (deprecated)
fsockopen
FTPS
Full text search
FXP
Game server hosting
GD2 library (included)
GET
Ghostscript
Git client
Git server
GnuPG
Google AdSense & AdWords
Google Apps & Email
GZip
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
HTTP digest authentication
HTTP keep-alive (HTTP persistent connection)
HTTP streaming (audio/video)
If-Modified-Since HTTP header
iHTML
IIS (Internet Information Services)**
IIS Remote Administration
ImageMagick , Image Magick (included)
IMAP
imap_open
InnoDB
ionCube Loader , decoder
IPsec  
ISAPI rewrite
Java, Tomcat, .jsp
JavaServer Faces (JSF)
JavaScript , JSON , JSE
JIRA
Joomla (included)
JRE (Java Runtime Environment) , JVM (Java Virtual Machine)
Kayako
LAME MP3 Encoder
LaTeX (but we do not support the binary)
LDAP, openLDAP
lib_curl
Libogg + Libvorbis
Live streaming (webcam/radio/video broadcast)
Load balancing TIX
Lynx TIX
Magento
(requires innoDB)
Mail - SmarterMail
Mail - any other MTA (Postfix)
Memcached
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Exchange (no longer Requires AD)
Microsoft Maps and related
Microsoft Reports
Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL (included)
(Full text search,bulk insert, dbmail, Reporting Services are not available on Shared)***
Microsoft SQL Server SQLSRV driver for PHP (included) (allows PHP to connect to MS SQL.)
Microsoft WebMatrix
Midnight Commander
MING PHP Module
Miva Merchant 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
Mono
Moodle
mpeg2enc
MPlayer + MEncoder
MVC 2, 3, and 4 (for ASP.NET) - FTP option
MVC 5 (for ASP.NET) - FTP option
MVC (for ASP.NET) - Publish option
MVC Microsoft.Owin
MySQL 5 (included)
MySQL InnoDB
MySQLi
MySQL Clustering
NNTP/Usenet
nopCommerce
(requires Full Trust)
NuSphere PhpExpress
Online chat programs
Opcode caching modules , XCache , APC (Alternative PHP Cache)
openSSL
Oracle
ParaChat
Payment gateway/merchant provider
PCI Compliance (included)
PCRE Perl Compatible Regular Expressions
Persists Software (Persist ASP.image, ASP.Email)
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 iconv
PHP and PECL modules (full list)
(shell, execute,elevate modules not available on Shared)
PHP shell_exec
PHP tokenizer
PHPArcadeScript , phpas
PHPfox
PHPmotion
PHP Multibyte String
phpMyAdmin (included)
Plesk
Plesk Application Packaging Standard, APS Vault, Application Vault (included)
Plesk Custom Themes
Podcasting
POP3 (included)
PostgreSQL, Informix, Sybase Solid, Generic ODBC
Postini
PrestaShop
Python setuptools
Python virtualenv
QuickBooks
Rapid Leech
Red5
Reflection Software (ReflectionPermission)
Remote Desktop , RDP
Report Viewer
(requires Full Trust)
RoR / Ruby on Rails (included)
Round robin DNS
RSS feeds
Safe Harbor Certification (included)
Scheduled tasks
SCP , SFTP (requires FileZilla server)
Sendgrid SMTP (Sending email via Sendgrid's SMTP servers via script)
Server clock adjustments
(other than Central Standard Time (CST) & Central Daylight Saving (CDT))
session_gc, probability, divisor, maxlifetime
Shared SSL
SharePoint, SharePoint server (requires license)
Shopping carts
shtml , SSI , server side includes (all included)
SHOUTCast, Icecast
SimpleXML
SmarterBundle (included)
SmarterMail (included)
SmarterTrack
Smarty
SMF (Simple Machines Forum)
SMTP (included)
SOAP
SoftArtisans ASP.Upload
Softaculous
SourceGuardian - decoder only. (Encoding requires purchase and installation.)
SoX
SpamAssassin , spamd
SQLite
SRV record , Service Record
SSH2 (included)
Streaming Flash
stunnel (SSL wrapper)
.svc files
(Shared - cannot call Windows functions or services)
Subversion SVN Client
SVN / CVS Repository
SWFTools
Tomcat
Trac , TracInstall
Umbraco version 6.x.x and lower.
(Plugins needing Full Trust will not work on Shared)
Umbraco version 7+
URL Rewrite
vBulletin
Visual Basic Development
Visual Studio
VNC (You provide installation)
Voice servers (TeamSpeak / Ventrillo)
VPN / VPS
vtiger CRM, SugarCRM
(You provide installation and license)
WAP
Web Presence Builder by Parallels Plesk (included)
Webalizer (included)
WebDAV Class 1
Webdisk Class 1
WebMail access via SmarterMail (Horde and MailEnable for Dedicated only)
WGET
Wiki ( MediaWiki , PhpWiki , TWiki )
Wildcard SSL , multi-domain SSL
Windows Server 2008 R2 (included)
(R1 no longer available)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Woopra
WordPress (included)
WordPress MU (now incorporated into WordPress 3.0 and above)
WSGI , mod_wsgi
XAMPP
(Windows Dedicated requires self-install of LAMP)
Xdebug
Xen
XML, xml-rpc
XMPP (Self-installation required.)
XOOPS
XSitePro
XSLT
XSSI
yamdi
yum
Zend Core
Zend Framework
Zend Guard (replaces Optimizer)
zip_open
zlib compression library
Zope/Plone

Notes:
  • *Currently, the only executable types available for scheduled tasks on shared hosting are: PHP, Perl, and Python.
  • **While IIS is available on shared servers, you will not have access to modify the settings through IIS. Please contact us via phone or Live Chat to request any modifications.
  • ***HostGator only documents Full Text Search, Bulk Insert, dbmail, and Reporting Services as SQL Server features that are not allowed on Shared.
Please feel free to contact us via phone or Live Chat and ask us about a specific program and possible additional fees. (The best way to determine what comes with your hosting plan is to check that section of our website instead of the knowledge base.)