ImageMagick and GD Library
Discover what ImageMagick is and just what the GD Library can be used for and why they're so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are two of the most widely used graphic software libraries on the market. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a website feasible, so they need to be installed on a server if you host your websites on it and you would like to have something different from static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are present, you shall be able to edit any image in many different ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etcetera. Of course, these tweaks are feasible if the script application that you employ on your internet site permits you to do such things. The 2 libraries can easily be used with many programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, etcetera., and support over 100 commonly used image formats that you will be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
All the Linux shared hosting
which we provide are set up on our advanced cloud platform and due to the fact that both GD Library and ImageMagick are present on it, your script applications can use these software suites at any time. The libraries can be found with all the PHP versions that we provide because we support PHP 4 and several versions of PHP 5. Regardless if you employ a custom-made script, one of the applications which you'll be able to install from the Hepsia Control Panel or a third-party application that you find on the Internet, you are able to build feature-rich multi-media websites, like image galleries or socially-oriented portals where both you and your users will be able to work with graphs and / or images in real time provided the script has such functionality.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As both GD Library and ImageMagick are installed on the cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created, you will not experience any problems to run any script app which requires these libraries in order to operate properly. Many applications allow you to use charts and pictures - community forums, cms, blog platforms, etc, thus if you work with such software on our end, you'll be able to use all of its functions - automatically generated thumbnails for images linked to a forum reply or customizable avatars on a social network website, for example. The two libraries will be provided with all the PHP releases that you will be able to select through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.