ImageMagick and GD Library
Discover more about ImageMagick and GD Library to find out why they're now present on almost every server.
If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server in which you host it should have the proper software for this. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a site visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images via a script app. All these things are feasible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be installed on a server and which work with a lot of popular scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you may use images with any web-based app that you'd like, no matter what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over one hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account shall be generated, so you will be able to use the full attributes of any script application that needs any of these 2 libraries to manage images, like Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, forums, and so on. If you are a website designer, you're able to write the program 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 applications you can run, we support a number of different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for each of them, so the software environment on our servers won't restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can have.