ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is utilized for and why they are so widely common.
ImageMagick and GD are 2 of the most widely used graphic software libraries available on the market. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on an internet site possible, so they need to be installed on a server if you host your websites on it and you want to have something different than static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are present, you shall be able to edit any image in various ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etcetera. However, these changes are feasible if the script app that you employ on your internet site permits you to carry out such things. The two libraries can easily be used with different programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, etc., and support over one hundred widely used image formats that you'll be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are present on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, which means that no matter which of our cloud website hosting plans
you select, both apps will be available and activated as standard for your new account. They are a part of the software setting for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you choose because we offer a few different releases. Each custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries in order to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Depending on the type of your website, you'll also be able to offer many different solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network site and so on.
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 set up, which means that you can employ all the features of any script app that requires any of the two libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, picture galleries, discussion forums, and the like. If you are a website designer, you will be able to write the code yourself because we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To provide you with even more options with regards to what kind of applications you can run, we support a number of different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for all of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will never limit your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can have.