ImageMagick and GD Library
Discover more about ImageMagick and GD Library and discover why they're now present on almost every server.
ImageMagick and GD are two of the most popular graphic software libraries nowadays. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a site feasible, so they must be installed on a server if you host your internet sites on it and you want to have something different from static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are set up, you will be able to edit any image in various ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etc. Naturally, these modifications are possible if the script app which you use on your site allows you to do such things. The two libraries can be used with a lot of programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, and so on., and support over one hundred commonly used image formats that you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our hosting
you acquire, both apps will be available and enabled as standard for your new account. They will be a part of the software environment for your websites irrespective of the PHP version that you select since we supply a few different releases. Any kind of custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries in order to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. According to the type of your website, you'll also be able to provide quite a lot of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account shall be generated, so you'll be able to use all the attributes of any script app which needs any of these two libraries so as to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a website designer, you can write the program code yourself since we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what kind of apps you can run, we support a number of PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for all of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will not limit your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can host.