ImageMagick and GD are 2 of the most frequently used graphic software libraries available. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a website doable, so they must be available on a web server if you host your internet sites on it and you want to have something different from static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are present, you will be able to edit any image in various ways - generate thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etc. However, these tweaks are possible if the script app that you use on your website permits you to perform such things. The two libraries can be used with various programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, etc., and support over one hundred commonly used image formats which you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our hosting
you obtain, both applications will be available and activated as standard for your new account. They'll be part of the software setting for your websites regardless of the PHP version that you choose as we offer several different versions. Each custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries so as to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Depending on the type of your website, you can also provide quite a lot of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network website and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account shall be set up, therefore you will be able to use the full attributes of any script application that requires any of these 2 libraries in order to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, picture galleries, message boards, and so on. If you are a website designer, you can write the code yourself because we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To provide you with even more options with regards to what applications you are able to run, we support many different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for each of them, so the software environment on the servers won't limit your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can have.