ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that need to be present on a web server to enable images to show up on a certain website. They allow you to execute various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etc. These things could be carried out 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 depending on the device and resolution that the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be employed with many different web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not need to stick to just one language to build your website. They work with over a hundred formats, which includes the most popular ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated as standard on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the cloud web hosting that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to set up interactive websites without having to worry about any sort of technical restrictions on our end. When you have a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while when you have a social network or a similar website which engages the visitors in some way, you can offer them a variety of editing solutions for the photos that they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, that will provide you with lots of opportunities as to what content you'll be able to offer on your site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server account will be set up, so you'll be able to use all the attributes of any script app which requires any of these two libraries to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, photo galleries, user discussion forums, and many others. If you are a website designer, you're able to write the program code yourself since we also support lots of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To offer you even more options with regards to what kind of apps you are able to run, we support a number of PHP releases - 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 the servers will not limit your choice in terms of the types of websites which you can have.