ImageMagick and GD Library
Find out what ImageMagick is and just what the GD Library can be used for and why they're so popular.
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that should be present on a hosting server in order for images to show up on a specific site. They allow you to carry out different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can be carried out online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for instance, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to show up on the website or for the image to be resized automatically with regards to the device and resolution which the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with a lot of web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not have to stick to just one language to build your website. They work with over one hundred formats, which includes the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, which means that regardless of which of our Linux shared hosting you obtain, both applications shall be available and activated as standard for your new account. They'll be part of the software environment for your websites whatever the PHP version that you select since we offer a few different versions. Any kind of custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Determined by the nature of your website, you will also be able to offer many different solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network site and many more.