ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is used for and why they're so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that need to be present on a hosting server for images to show up on a specific website. They permit you to carry out various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can certainly be done online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for example, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to appear on the site or for the image to be resized automatically depending upon the device and resolution which the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be employed with a lot of web programming languages such as PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't have to stick to one particular language to develop your internet site. They work with more than a hundred formats, including the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, therefore regardless of which of our Linux cloud hosting packages
you acquire, both applications shall be available and enabled by default for your new account. They're part of the software environment for your websites irrespective of the PHP version that you select because we provide several different versions. Each custom or ready-made script app will be able to use the libraries in order to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Based on the type of your website, you'll also be able to provide a lot of features for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time 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 web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account will be set up, which means that you will be able to take advantage of all of the features of any script application which needs any of the two libraries so as to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, image galleries, discussion boards, and the like. If you are a website designer, you can write the program code yourself since we also support lots of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To offer you even more options with regards to what kind of applications you will be able to run, we support several different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for each of them, so the software environment on the servers will never limit your choice in terms of the types of websites which you can host.