ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a web server for images to show up on a particular website. They enable you to execute various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so forth. These things can 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 show up on the website or for the image to be resized automatically based on the device and resolution which the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with lots of web programming languages including PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't need to stick to only one language to build your site. They work with over a hundred formats, which includes the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, so regardless of which of our Linux cloud web hosting service you acquire, both apps shall be available and activated by default for your new account. They'll be a part of the software setting for your sites whatever the PHP version that you choose because we provide a number of different releases. Any custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Based on the nature of your website, you can also offer numerous options for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to execute any kind of script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make charts or use images, since both are set up and activated by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you change the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they'll be accessible at all times. This way, you'll have loads of options in respect to what functions both you and your website visitors shall be able to use, regardless of whether you write the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some application which you've found on the web. You'll be able to use all the popular formats for the pictures that you upload.