ImageMagick and GD Library
Find out more about ImageMagick and GD Library and discover why they're currently present on almost every web server.
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that need to be present on a hosting server in order for images to show up on a certain website. They enable you to perform different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can easily be performed online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for example, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to show up on the website or for the image to be resized automatically depending on the device and resolution the site visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be employed with many web programming languages including PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't need to stick to a single language to develop your site. They work with more than a hundred formats, including the most popular ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled by default on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux shared website hosting package that you select when you join us. This will help you build interactive websites without worrying about any sort of tech limitations on our end. In case you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while if you have a social network or a similar website which engages your visitors in some way, you can provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the photos which they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, that will provide you with numerous opportunities with regards to what content you're able to offer on the site.