ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that should be present on a server to enable images to appear on a given site. They permit you to carry out various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so on. These things can be carried out online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for example, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to appear on the site or for the image to be resized automatically depending upon the device and resolution that the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be employed with various web programming languages such as PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't need to stick to just one language to create your website. They work with over a hundred formats, including the most popular ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our Linux cloud web hosting you obtain, both applications will be available and activated as standard for your new account. They are part of the software setting for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you pick as we provide several different versions. Any kind of custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries in order to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. According to the type of your website, you can also provide numerous features for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can run any kind of script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or work with images, because both are set up and activated by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you switch the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they shall be accessible at all times. In this way, you have loads of alternatives in respect to what features you and your site visitors will be able to use, no matter if you're writing the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some application that you have found on the worldwide web. You can take advantage of all the widespread formats for the pictures which you upload.