ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that need to be present on a server for images to show up on a certain site. They enable you to perform a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etc. These things can easily be done online and in real time, so if you add 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 visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be employed with a lot of web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't need to stick to just one language to build your 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 Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated as standard on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the shared plan that you select when you join us. This will allow you to create interactive sites without having to worry about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. In case you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar site which engages your visitors in some way, you will be able to provide them with a number of editing options for the images they upload. You can also convert text to images, that gives you many different opportunities regarding what content you'll be able to offer on your site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because both GD Library and ImageMagick are installed on the cloud platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created, you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app which needs these libraries in order to operate properly. Many applications allow you to use charts and images - community forums, cms, blog platforms, etcetera, so if you work with such software on our end, you'll be able to use all of its features - automatically generated thumbnails for images attached to a forum reply or easy to customize avatars on a social network site, for example. The two libraries are available with all PHP versions that you are able to select through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.