ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is as well as what the GD Library can be used for and why they are so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a web server in order for images to appear on a certain site. They permit you to carry out various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so on. These things could be performed 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 on the device and resolution that the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be employed with many different web programming languages such as PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not have to stick to just one language to develop your website. They work with over a hundred formats, including the most widely used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of which of our Linux cloud hosting
you select, both applications shall be available and enabled by default for your new account. They are part of the software environment for your websites regardless of the PHP version that you choose because we offer a few different versions. Any custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries in order to make thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Determined by the nature of your website, you will also be able to offer a lot of features for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account will be generated, therefore you can take advantage of all of the features of any script application that needs any of these 2 libraries so as to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, picture galleries, forums, and the like. In case you are a website designer, you're able to write the code yourself since we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To supply you with even more options with regards to what kind of applications you will be able to run, we support a variety of PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for all of them, which means that the software environment on the servers won't limit your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can have.