ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that need to be present on a hosting server to enable images to show up on a given site. They allow you to execute a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can easily be carried out 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 site or for the image to be resized automatically depending on the device and resolution the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be used with many different web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't have to stick to just one language to create your site. They work with more than one hundred formats, including the most widely used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and enabled by default on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the Linux website hosting that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to build interactive sites without worrying about any kind of tech restrictions on our end. When you have a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while if you've got a social network or a similar website that engages your visitors in some way, you are able to provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the photos that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that gives you lots of opportunities regarding what content you'll be able to offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to execute every script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or work with images, since both are set up and activated as standard on the cloud web hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may get new PHP version for your account, you won't need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available at all times. This way, you've got plenty of options in respect to what features you and your site visitors will be able to use, regardless if you write the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app which you have discovered on the web. You can take advantage of all widespread formats for the photos which you upload.