ImageMagick and GD Library
Learn what ImageMagick is as well as what the GD Library is used for and why they are so well liked.
If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine in which you host it should have the proper software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script app. All these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that could be set up on a web server and that work with a large amount of frequently used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application you'd like, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with over 100 different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, which means that regardless of which of our Linux cloud hosting packages
you purchase, both applications shall be available and activated by default for your new account. They'll be a part of the software setting for your sites regardless of the PHP version that you choose since we provide several different releases. Any kind of custom or ready-made script app will be able to use the libraries in order to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Determined by the nature of your site, you can also offer lots of features for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and many more.
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 set up, so you'll be able to use all of the attributes of any script application which requires any of these 2 libraries so as to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, discussion boards, and many others. In case you are a website designer, you will be able to write the program code yourself as we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To offer you even more options with regards to what sort of apps you're able to run, we support many different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for any of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can host.