ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that should be present on a hosting server for images to appear on a particular website. They allow you to perform different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so forth. These things could be done 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 website or for the image to be resized automatically depending on the device and resolution the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with a lot of web programming languages including PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't have to stick to just one language to build your internet site. They work with over one hundred formats, including the most widespread ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and enabled as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts can use them irrespective of the Linux shared hosting service that you select when you join us. This will allow you to set up multimedia sites without having to worry about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while in case you own a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you're able to provide them with various editing options for the pictures they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, which provides you with quite a lot of opportunities with regards to what content you can offer on your site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to execute any kind of script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, since both are set up and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may upgrade the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they will be available all the time. Thus, you've got many options in respect to what attributes you and your website visitors can use, regardless of whether you're writing the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app that you've discovered online. You're able to take advantage of all widespread formats for the pictures that you upload.