ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that should be present on a hosting server to enable images to appear on a given internet site. They allow you to carry out different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etc. These things can easily be performed online and in real time, so if you include a static image, for instance, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to show up on the internet site or for the image to be resized automatically depending upon the device and resolution the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with lots of web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not have to stick to only one language to create your site. They work with over one hundred formats, including the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are present on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, which means that no matter which of our Linux web hosting you purchase, both applications will be available and enabled as standard for your brand new account. They will be part of the software environment for your sites regardless of the PHP version that you choose since we supply several different releases. Each custom or ready-made script app can use the libraries in order to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Determined by the nature of your site, you'll also be able to offer lots of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network website and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to execute every script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or work with images, because both are installed and activated by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may get new PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available all of the time. Thus, you have a number of options in respect to what functions both you and your site visitors shall be able to use, regardless if you write the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some application that you have found online. You'll be able to use all of the sought-after formats for the images which you upload.