ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a web server for images to show up on a certain site. They enable you to carry out a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etc. 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 show up on the internet site or for the image to be resized automatically depending on the device and resolution which the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be employed with various web programming languages such as PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not have to stick to just one language to build your internet site. They work with more than a hundred formats, including the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and enabled as standard on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you select when you sign up. This will help you build interactive sites without having to worry about any kind of technical limitations on our end. In case you have a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while in case you have a social network or a similar site which engages your guests in some way, you will be able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the pictures that they upload. You can also convert text to images, that provides you with numerous opportunities as to what content you can offer on your site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account shall be generated, which means that you'll be able to take advantage of all the attributes of any script application that requires any of these 2 libraries in order to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, photo galleries, message boards, and so on. In case you are a website designer, you are able to write the program code yourself since we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To offer you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you'll be able to run, we support a number of different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for all of them, which means that the software environment on our servers won't limit your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can host.