ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is and just what the GD Library can be used for and why they're so popular.
If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server in which you host it needs to have the correct software for this. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a website visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images via a script app. All these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be set up on a server and which work with a lot of widespread scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can use images with any web-based application you'd like, no matter what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will enable you to work with more than 100 different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and activated by default on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the cloud web hosting plan
that you select when you sign up. This will help you create interactive websites without having to worry about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. In case you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you can provide them with various editing options for the images they upload. You can also convert text to images, which will give you various opportunities regarding what content you'll be able to offer on the website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account shall be set up, which means that you'll be able to employ all of the attributes of any script app that requires any of these two libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, message boards, and many others. In case you are a web developer, you're able to write the code yourself because we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To offer you even more options with regards to what kind of applications you are able to run, we support a number of different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for all of them, so the software environment on our servers will never restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can have.