ImageMagick and GD Library
Discover what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is used for and why they are so popular.
If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server in which you host it ought to have the proper software for that. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script application. All of these things are doable with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which can be set up on a hosting server and which work with a lot of widely used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you could use images with any web-based app that you'd like, irrespective of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will enable you to work with over a hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our Linux website hosting
you acquire, both apps will be available and enabled by default for your brand new account. They'll be a part of the software setting for your sites whatever the PHP version that you choose because we provide several different versions. Each custom or ready-made script app will be able to use the libraries so as to make thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. According to the nature of your website, you will also be able to provide many different solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network site and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account will be created, so you'll be able to use all the features of any script application that requires any of the two libraries to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, picture galleries, message boards, and the like. In case you are a web developer, you will be able to write the program code yourself as we also support lots of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To supply you with even more options with regards to what sort of apps you can run, we support a number of different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for all of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will never limit your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can have.