ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that ought to be present on a server to enable images to show up on a certain site. They permit you to execute various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can easily be carried out online and in real time, so if you include a static image, for instance, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to appear on the internet site or for the image to be resized automatically based on the device and resolution the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be employed with a lot of web programming languages such as PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not have to stick to one particular language to build your website. They work with over one hundred formats, which includes the most widely used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them whatever the shared hosting service that you select when you sign up. This will help you build multimedia sites without worrying about any sort of technical limitations on our end. In case you have a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar website that engages the guests in some way, you are able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the photos that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which gives you quite a lot of opportunities as to what content you can offer on the website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to run any script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or use images, since both are installed and enabled by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you upgrade the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they will be accessible at all times. Thus, you will have lots of options in respect to what functions both you and your website visitors will be able to use, no matter if you're writing the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some application which you have discovered online. You'll be able to employ all the popular formats for the pictures which you upload.