What software and program versions does HostGator offer?

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5.2.15 and 5.3.4
(dual environment)
Available only on dedicated and VPS
11.28 , auto updated to latest version
GD / Image Magic

All shared and reseller accounts come with:
  • Linux x86 CentOS 5.5 (a free version of RedHat) 32 bit Operating System
  • Kernel
  • Dual Xeon E5520 2.26 GHz Quad Core Processors
  • Apache 2.2.x , (includes mod_rewrite and mod_security) in a SuExec environment
  • eximInternet Mailer
  • WHM 11.28.x
  • cPanel 11.28.x
  • PHP 5.2.x and 5.3.x , PHP is run as CGI (not Apache/DSO) in a suPHP environment
  • Zend Optimizer 3.3.9 , PEAR 1.7.x , ionCube 3.3.20 , GnuPG 1.2.6 , GD2 Library (2.0.34), openSSL 0.9.8o, SOAP
  • PHP Modules - full list
  • phpMyAdmin 3.2.4
  • MySQL Database 5.1.x
  • WHMCS 4.4.1
  • Chilisoft 4.0.2L (upon request)
  • ROR Ruby Version : 1.8.7 , Gem Version : 1.3.5 , Rails Version : 2.3.5
  • cURL 7.15.x (also libcurl and PHP/CURL)
  • PERL 5.8.x , PCRE Library Version 7.8
  • Python 2.7
  • 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)
  • Fantastico Scripts [see versions]: Blogs (WordPress), CMS (Drupal and Joomla), Discussion Boards (phpBB3), Shopping Carts (osCommerce), Image Galleries, php Mailing List, Sitebuilders, Wiki

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.

VPS comers with Virtuozzo 4.0 (currently upgrading to 4.6). VPS has optional cPanel + WHM, or optional Plesk 10.

Article Comments

Amit Jha
i want to setup video conferencing service on dedicated server as i want to open company which provide video conferencing service so help me

This kind of hosting will be very resource intensive, even for a dedicated server. Please email sales@hostgator.com for our recommendation.

I want to set up a site using "CMS Made Simple" (I see you support Drupal and Joomla) -- is this possible on HostGator? Is there any documentation on how to do this?

We meet all of the system requirements.

They offer their own support for their own product. Their official site has all the instructions you will need.

I see this list is for shared / reseller accounts. Is there a list for what (if any) programs / services are auto installed on VPS accounts? For example, do we have to load apache, php, mysql, phpmyadmin, zend optimizer etc. ourselves?

If you order a VPS with cPanel, then we pre-install everything same as other managed hosting plans. (Go to http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml and click Compare All Hosting Plans.)

If you order a VPS without cPanel, then the pre-install is limited. (View these at http://support.hostgator.com/articles/linux-vps-virtuozzo/what-do-i-get-with-an-unmanaged-vps-vz-only )

Does your linux installations have SOX (Sound Exchange) turned on for shared hosting. We have a wordpress site but need the facility to convert file format from iPhone audio to mp3 when user uploads from the phone. more info at http://www.linux.org/lessons/short/sox/x23.html

sox comes default with Linux installations but can be turned off.

Yes, just check the related article about "Compatible Technologies".

How much space is allocated for every MySQL DB?

None. Databases are allowed unlimited use of your cPanel's disk space.

There is no way to limit the space a specific database can use, and how large it can grow. The only limit it can hit is your disk space limit for the entire cPanel.

I would like to ask you. Does your MySQL supports a storage engine InnoDB or any other engine which supports FOREIGN KEY referential-integrity constraints?
Thank you for your answer.

You can check the related article, Compatible Technologies, for the answer.

Yes, we do support innoDB on all servers.

My apologies for the ignorance. I see alot about SEO. Do you have any services that is either bult in or can be added (service or software)? I am looking to restart my website. Basic advert and contact with an FTP for common used files and programs for onsite quick DL. I would like to have local potential customers to find me quickly when searching for me. However I am inexperience with the SEO process. Any answers are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Sure, please read more at http://seohosting.com

Do you support asp.net

Only on a Windows dedicated server. Please confirm by reading the related article "Compatible Technologies".

I see ioncube is in the list, does that mean I don't have to install ioncube to install WHMCS?

I am having small traffic website, which very little php on it.

In Shared Hosting, will high traffic websites will affect my small traffic websites ? What mesures you take/have to ensure to provide full performace to low/small traffic website ?

Correct, that means it is already installed.


No worries. We have resource limitations and uptime guarantees.

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