ImageMagick and GD Library
What is ImageMagick used for? What exactly is the GD Library? What lies behind their global popularity?
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that should be present on a server in order for images to appear on a given internet site. They permit you to execute different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can certainly 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 show up on the site or for the image to be resized automatically with regards to the device and resolution which the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with many different web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't have to stick to just one language to create your internet site. They work with more than one hundred formats, which includes the most widely used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled by default on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the cloud website hosting
that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to set up multimedia websites without worrying about any kind of tech restrictions on our end. If you have a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you'll be able to provide them with various editing options for the pictures that they upload. You can also convert text to images, that will provide you with various opportunities as to what content you'll be able to offer on the site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account will be set up, so you can employ all the features of any script application which requires any of these 2 libraries to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, image galleries, message boards, and so on. If you are a website designer, you are able to write the code yourself since we also support plenty of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what apps you will be able to run, we support a number of PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for any of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will never restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites which you can host.