ImageMagick and GD Library
Find what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is used for and why they are so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a hosting server for images to appear on a particular site. They enable you to carry out a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so on. These things can easily be performed 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 website or for the image to be resized automatically based on the device and resolution the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with many web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't have to stick to only one language to develop your internet site. They work with more than 100 formats, which includes the most widely used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting
All of the cloud plans
that we offer are set up on our cutting-edge cloud platform and since both GD Library and ImageMagick are installed on it, your script applications will be able to use these software suites at any time. The libraries can be found with all the PHP versions that we supply as we support PHP 4 and a number of versions of PHP 5. No matter if you employ a custom-made script, one of the apps that you're able to install through the Hepsia Control Panel or some third-party app that you find online, you will be able to build feature-rich multi-media websites, for example image galleries or socially-oriented portals where both you and your visitors can work with graphs and / or images in real time provided the script has such options.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account shall be set up, therefore you can take advantage of all of the attributes of any script application which needs any of the two libraries in order to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, picture galleries, forums, and the like. In case you are a website designer, you'll be able to write the program code yourself as we also support plenty of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To provide you with even more options with regards to what kind of applications you will be able to run, we support several different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on the servers won't restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can have.