ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that ought to be present on a server in order for images to appear on a given internet site. They permit you to execute different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etc. These things can easily 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 appear on the internet site or for the image to be resized automatically depending upon the device and resolution the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with a lot of web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not have to stick to a single language to build your internet site. They work with over 100 formats, which includes the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled by default on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux hosting that you select when you sign up. This will help you build interactive sites without worrying about any technical restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar site which engages the guests in some way, you will be able to offer them various editing options for the pictures that they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, which will give you various opportunities with regards to what content you can offer on the site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account will be created, which means that you can use all of the attributes of any script app that needs any of these two libraries to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, image galleries, community forums, and the like. If you are a web developer, you can write the program code yourself as we also support plenty of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you're able to run, we support several different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on our servers will not limit your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can host.