ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that need to be present on a server for images to appear on a specific site. They enable you to carry out a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so forth. These things can easily be performed online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for example, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to show up on the website or for the image to be resized automatically depending on the device and resolution which the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be used with various 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 over one hundred formats, including the most widespread ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated by default on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so your scripts can use them regardless of the shared web hosting that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to build interactive sites without worrying about any technical restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while if you've got a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you are able to offer them various editing solutions for the photographs which they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which gives you a number of opportunities regarding what content you can offer on the website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer comes with ImageMagick and GD Library support as standard. The libraries will be enabled all the time even if you switch the PHP version that is in use by your account, therefore you won't have to re-enable anything manually if you move from PHP 5 to PHP 4 or vice versa. Provided the script application that you employ has built-in features to work with pictures and graphs, it'll work perfectly on our servers, regardless if you've obtained it online, if it is part of the script library that you'll be able to access using the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel or if you created it from scratch. When you use our services, you'll be able to create multimedia image galleries, portfolio websites or feature-rich social network portals.