ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is as well as what the GD Library is used for and why they're so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that should be present on a hosting server to enable images to show up on a certain website. They permit you to carry out a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so forth. These things can be carried out online and in real time, so if you include a static image, for instance, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to appear on the internet site or for the image to be resized automatically depending upon the device and resolution the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be employed with various web programming languages including PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't have to stick to a single language to build your website. They work with over 100 formats, which includes the most widespread ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them whatever the hosting
that you select when you join us. This will help you create multimedia websites without having to worry about any kind of tech limitations on our end. When you have a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while if you've got a social network or a similar website that engages the guests in some way, you can provide them with a number of editing options for the pictures they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which provides you with numerous opportunities with regards to what content you will be able to offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account will be created, therefore you will be able to employ the full attributes of any script application that needs any of these 2 libraries so as to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, message boards, and many others. In case you are a web developer, you're able to write the code yourself as we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To supply you with even more options with regards to what apps you are able to run, we support a number of different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on our servers won't limit your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can host.