ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that ought to be present on a server in order for images to show up on a given internet site. They enable you to execute different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can be carried out 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 internet site or for the image to be resized automatically based on the device and resolution which the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be employed with various web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not need to stick to just one language to develop your site. They work with more than a hundred formats, including the most widespread ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled as standard on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them irrespective of the Linux hosting service that you select when you sign up. This will help you set up interactive sites without worrying about any technical limitations on our end. If you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while in case you own a social network or a similar website which engages the visitors in some way, you're able to provide them with a number of editing solutions for the images they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, which gives you a number of opportunities regarding what content you'll be able to offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to run every script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, because both are installed and activated by default on the cloud hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you get new PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they'll be available all the time. In this way, you'll have lots of options in respect to what functions both you and your site visitors shall be able to use, regardless of whether you write the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app which you've discovered on the worldwide web. You're able to employ all widespread formats for the images which you upload.