ImageMagick and GD Library
Discover what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is used for and why they're so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that ought to be present on a server in order for images to appear on a particular website. They enable you to execute different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can certainly be done online and in real time, so if you include a static image, for example, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to appear on the internet site or for the image to be resized automatically with regards to the device and resolution that the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be used with various web programming languages including PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't have to stick to a single language to create your website. They work with over one hundred formats, including the most popular ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform, which means that no matter which of our web hosting
you purchase, both applications shall be available and activated by default for your new account. They are a part of the software environment for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you choose since we provide several different releases. Every custom or ready-made script app will be able to use the libraries to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. According to the type of your site, you will also be able to offer various options for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network website and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can execute every script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, because both are set up and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server
accounts are created. Even though you may get new PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they'll be accessible at all times. In this way, you've got loads of alternatives in respect to what functions you and your website visitors can employ, regardless of whether you're writing the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some application that you have discovered on the web. You will be able to employ all the widespread formats for the pictures which you upload.