ImageMagick and GD Library
What's ImageMagick intended for? What is the GD Library? What lies behind their popularity?
ImageMagick and GD are 2 of the most popular graphic software libraries available. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a site feasible, so they must be present on a web server if you host your internet sites on it and you want to have something different than static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are set up, you shall be able to edit any image in various ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etcetera. However, these tweaks are doable if the script app which you employ on your site enables you to carry out such things. The two libraries can easily be used with many website development languages - PHP, Python, Perl, etc., and support over one hundred commonly used image formats that you'll be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled by default on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them regardless of the cloud service
that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to build multimedia websites without worrying about any kind of tech limitations on our end. If you have a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while when you have a social network or a similar site which engages the visitors in some way, you are able to provide them with a number of editing solutions for the photos that they upload. You can also convert text to images, which provides you with quite a lot of opportunities as to what content you're able to offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud web hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server
account will be created, so you can use all of the features of any script application that needs any of the two libraries to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, message boards, and so on. If you are a web developer, you will be able to write the code yourself since we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To give you even more options with regards to what sort of apps you're able to run, we support a number of different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on the servers won't restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can have.