ImageMagick and GD Library
What is ImageMagick used for? What is the GD Library? What is the reason for their popularity?
ImageMagick and GD are 2 of the most frequently used graphic software libraries nowadays. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a site doable, so they need to be set up on a web server if you host your sites on it and you prefer to have something different than static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are present, you shall be able to edit any image in many different ways - generate thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, and so on. Naturally, these changes are feasible if the script app that you use on your website enables you to perform such things. The 2 libraries can easily be used with numerous web development languages - PHP, Python, Perl, and so forth., and support over a hundred frequently used image formats which you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and many more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
All of the shared web hosting plans
which we offer are created on our hi-tech 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 PHP versions that we provide since we support PHP 4 and multiple versions of PHP 5. Regardless if you employ a custom script, one of the apps which you are able to install through the Hepsia Control Panel or a third-party application that you find on the Internet, you'll be able to build feature-rich multi-media sites, for example image galleries or socially-oriented portals where both you and the visitors will be able to work with graphs and images in real time provided the script features such options.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since both GD Library and ImageMagick are set up on the cloud platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created, you won't have any problems to run any script application that requires these libraries to operate properly. Numerous apps allow you to work with charts and images - message boards, cms, blog platforms, etcetera, thus in case you work with such software on our end, you will be able to use all of its options - automatically generated thumbnails for pictures attached to a forum reply or customizable avatars on a social network site, for example. Both libraries will be available with all the PHP releases which you are able to select from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.