ImageMagick and GD are 2 of the most popular graphic software libraries out there. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a site doable, so they should be present on a web server if you host your internet sites on it and you would like to have something different than static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are set up, you'll be able to edit any image in many ways - generate thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etc. However, these tweaks are possible if the script application which you employ on your website permits you to perform such things. The two libraries can be used with many programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, and so forth., and support more than one hundred widely used image formats that you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and activated by default on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select when you sign up. This will help you build interactive sites without worrying about any kind of tech limitations on our end. In case you own 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 site which engages your guests in some way, you're able to offer them various editing solutions for the photos they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which will give you many different opportunities as to what content you'll be able to offer on your site.
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 experience any problems to run any sort of script application that needs these libraries in order to work efficiently. Lots of applications allow you to use graphs and pictures - forums, cms, blog platforms, and many others, thus if you employ such software on our end, you're able to use all of its attributes - automatically generated thumbnails for pictures linked to a forum reply or personalized avatars on a social network website, for example. Both libraries are provided with all PHP releases which you are able to select through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.