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HostGator Software and Program Versions

HostGator offers a variety of software for shared and reseller servers.

Quick Reference

PHP 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 (dual environment)
Available only on dedicated and VPS
11.110.x (auto-updated to the latest version)
GD / ImageMagick

Software Versions

All shared and reseller accounts come with the following:

  • Linux x86 CentOS 7 (a free version of Red Hat) 64-bit Operating System
  • Kernel - Latest stable release, updated as needed
  • Apache 2.4.x, (Includes mod_rewrite and mod_security) in a SuExec environment
  • Outgoing email (SMTP) = Exim 4.x (Exim)
  • Incoming email (POP3 and IMAP) = Dovecot 2.x (Dovecot)
  • WHM 11.110.x (Auto-updated to the latest version)
  • cPanel 11.110.x (Auto-updated to the latest version)
  • PHP is run as CGI (Not Apache/DSO) in a suPHP environment. Please see the chart above for your specific server version.
  • Zend Optimizer 3.3.9
  • PEAR 1.10.x
  • ionCube 4.2.2
  • ionCube Loader 10.2.x
  • GnuPG 2.0.14
  • GD2 Library 2.0.34
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips (For PHP)*
  • SOAP
  • PHP Modules - full list
  • phpMyAdmin 3.2.4
  • MySQL Database 5.7.x (CentOS 6 servers use 5.6.x, CentOS 7 servers use 5.7.x)
  • Ruby 1.8.7
  • Ruby Gems 1.8.30
  • Ruby on Rails 2.3.18
  • cURL 7.19.x (Also libcurl and PHP/CURL)*
  • PERL 5.16.3, PCRE Library Version 7.8 (cPanel provides PERL 5.26.x binary)
  • Python 2.6.6 (Default), 2.7.8, and 3.5.1 (For non-default versions, use either 'scl enable python27 bash' or 'scl enable rh-python35 bash' after every login. These can also be set as the login default using 'source scl_source enable python27' or 'source scl_source enable rh-python35' in the .bashrc file.)
  • ImageMagick 6.9.10
  • Ghostscript 8.15.x
  • Rsync
  • RoundCube (Auto-updated by cPanel) 
  • Blogs (WordPress), CMS (Drupal Hosting and Joomla), Discussion Boards (phpBB Hosting), Shopping Carts (Magento Hosting), Image Galleries, PHP Mailing List, Sitebuilders, Wiki Hosting
* Although some versions of our available software may seem outdated, it's important to know that we use CentOS on Linux to receive regular upstream patches from Red Hat **When resellers request a copy of WHMCS, we provide the WHMCS 5.2.4 installation package.

Full List of Programs

Check out our full list of applications that can be installed in cPanel via Softaculous Apps Installer.

Addon Products

Are you looking to add services to your hosting plan? No, fret! We have created a list of product addons available: HostGator Addons.

We do our best to keep software and program versions up-to-date. Our technical team regularly evaluates software updates and pushes updates across HostGator's servers after they are deemed secure and appropriate for HostGator's shared hosting environment.


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