ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is used for and why they're so popular.
If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the server where you host it must have the appropriate software for that. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a site visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script application. All these things are doable with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be installed on a hosting server and that work with a large amount of widely used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can use images with any web-based application you want, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries shall allow you to work with more than a hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
All the Linux cloud web hosting packages
which we supply are set up on our state-of-the-art cloud platform and due to the fact that both GD Library and ImageMagick are present on it, your script applications will be able to use these software suites at any time. The libraries are available with all of the PHP versions that we supply because we support PHP 4 and several versions of PHP 5. Regardless if you use a custom-made script, one of the apps that you will be able to install through the Hepsia Control Panel or a third-party app that you find on the worldwide web, you will be able to build feature-rich interactive websites, like image galleries or socially-oriented portals where both you and the users will be able to work with graphs and images in real time provided the script features such functionality.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server
plan that we offer features ImageMagick and GD Library support as standard. The libraries will be enabled at all times even if you upgrade the PHP version which is being used by your account, which means that you will not have to re-enable anything manually if you move from PHP 5 to PHP 4 or vice versa. In case the script app that you employ has inbuilt features to work with pictures and charts, it will work flawlessly on our servers, regardless if you've discovered it online, if it is a part of the script library which you will be able to access using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel or if you wrote it on your own. Using our services, you're able to create multi-media image galleries, portfolio sites or feature-rich social network portals.