ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is and just what the GD Library can be used for and why they are so popular.
If you would want to have dynamic images on your site, the machine where you host it needs to have the appropriate software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script application. All these things are feasible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be set up on a hosting server and that work with a lot of widely used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you may use images with any web-based application you'd like, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with more than 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, which means that no matter which of our Linux web hosting
you acquire, both apps shall be available and enabled as standard for your new account. They'll be part of the software setting for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you pick as we supply a few different releases. Any custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries in order to make thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Depending on the nature of your site, you can also offer a number of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image editing software on a social network site and many more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account shall be set up, so you will be able to employ all the features of any script application which needs any of the two libraries in order to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, user discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a web developer, you're able to write the code yourself as we also support plenty of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To give you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you are able to run, we support a number of different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for any of them, which means that the software environment on our servers won't restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can have.