ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a web server to enable images to appear on a specific internet site. They enable you to execute a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so on. These things can be done 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 upon the device and resolution which the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be employed with many web programming languages including PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't need to stick to one particular language to develop your website. They work with over 100 formats, including the most widespread ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated as standard on our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the Linux cloud plan that you select when you join us. This will help you build multimedia sites without worrying about any kind of tech limitations on our end. If you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while if you've got a social network or a similar site which engages the guests in some way, you are able to provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the photos which they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that will give you a number of opportunities as to what content you are able to offer on the site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can run any script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make charts or work with images, because both are set up and activated as standard on the cloud 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 to re-enable these libraries as they will be accessible all of the time. This way, you've got a number of alternatives in respect to what attributes you and your site visitors can employ, regardless if you write the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some application which you have found on the worldwide web. You'll be able to take advantage of all the popular formats for the images which you upload.