ImageMagick and GD Library
What's ImageMagick suitable for? What exactly is the GD Library? What lies behind their worldwide popularity?
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that should be present on a server in order for images to show up on a given site. They allow you to execute various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can be done online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for instance, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to show up on the site or for the image to be resized automatically depending upon the device and resolution the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be employed with many web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not need to stick to one particular language to create your internet site. They work with more than a hundred formats, which includes the most widely used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts can use them regardless of the Linux shared web hosting
that you select when you register. This will help you create multimedia websites without worrying about any kind of technical limitations on our end. When you own a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you can offer them various editing options for the photos which they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, that provides you with quite a lot of opportunities with regards to what content you are able to offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account shall be created, which means that you can use all of the attributes of any script app which needs any of these two libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, forums, and so on. In case you are a website designer, you can write the program code yourself as we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are among 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 shall be enabled for any of them, so the software environment on the servers will never limit your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can have.