ImageMagick and GD Library
What's ImageMagick intended for? What is the GD Library? What is the reason for their popularity?
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a web server to enable images to appear on a given website. They enable you to perform a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so forth. These things can be performed online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for instance, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to appear on the website or for the image to be resized automatically with regards to the device and resolution which the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be employed with many web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not need to stick to just one language to develop your website. They work with more than a hundred formats, including the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated by default on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts can use them irrespective of the Linux cloud website hosting package
that you select when you join us. This will allow you to create interactive websites without worrying about any kind of technical limitations on our end. In case you own a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while in case you have a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you are able to offer them various editing solutions for the pictures that they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, that will provide you with various opportunities with regards to what content you're able to offer on the website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account shall be set up, therefore you'll be able to employ all the features of any script app that needs any of these two libraries so as to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, picture galleries, discussion forums, and so on. In case you are a web developer, you will be able to write the program code yourself since we also support lots of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To give you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you will be able to run, we support several different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for all of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will not limit your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can host.