ImageMagick and GD Library
Learn what ImageMagick is and just what the GD Library can be used for and why they're so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are 2 of the most frequently used graphic software libraries on the market. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a website doable, so they need to be set up on a server if you host your internet sites on it and you would want to have something different from static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are installed, you'll be able to edit any image in many different ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etc. Of course, these changes are doable if the script application which you use on your website permits you to do such things. The two libraries can be used with different programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, etcetera., and support over 100 frequently used image formats which you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of which of our Linux shared website hosting packages
you pick, both apps will be available and activated as standard for your new account. They will be a part of the software setting for your websites regardless of the PHP version that you choose since we provide a few different versions. Each custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Based on the type of your site, you'll also be able to provide a lot of solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image editing software on a social network website and many more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account shall be set up, therefore you will be able to employ all of the attributes of any script application that needs any of these two libraries so as to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, message boards, and so on. If you are a website designer, you will be able to write the program code yourself because we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To provide you with even more options with regards to what kind of applications you are able to run, we support many different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for each of them, so the software environment on our servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can host.