ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that ought to be present on a hosting server in order for images to show up on a given website. They allow you to carry out various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so forth. These things could be done online and in real time, so if you include 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 depending upon the device and resolution that the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with many web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't need to stick to one particular language to develop your website. They work with more than one hundred formats, including the most widespread ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated as standard on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them whatever the Linux shared hosting package that you select when you register. This will allow you to set up interactive websites without worrying about any sort of tech restrictions on our end. In case you have a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar website which engages the visitors in some way, you are able to offer them various editing solutions for the pictures they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, which will provide you with numerous opportunities with regards to what content you will be able to offer on the site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud web hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account shall be generated, so you can use all of the features of any script app which requires any of the two libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, photo galleries, community forums, and so on. If you are a website designer, you are able to write the program code yourself since we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To provide you with even more options with regards to what applications you can run, we support a variety of PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can have.