ImageMagick and GD are two of the most widespread graphic software libraries on the market. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a site feasible, so they should be installed on a server if you host your websites on it and you would want to have something different from static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are installed, you shall be able to edit any image in a variety of ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, and so on. However, these adjustments are possible if the script application which you employ on your internet site permits you to do such things. The 2 libraries can be used with numerous programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, etcetera., and support over 100 popular image formats which you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the shared web hosting that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to create interactive websites without worrying about any tech limitations on our end. When you own a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar site which engages the visitors in some way, you will be able to offer them various editing solutions for the photographs that they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which will give you numerous opportunities regarding what content you can offer on the website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to execute any kind of script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make charts or work with images, as both are set up and activated by default on the cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you switch the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available at all times. In this way, you will have numerous alternatives in respect to what functions you and your site visitors will be able to use, no matter if you're writing the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app that you've found online. You'll be able to use all of the sought-after formats for the images which you upload.