ImageMagick and GD Library
Find out what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is used for and why they're so well liked.
If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the machine where you host it needs to have the correct software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script application. All these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be set up on a web server and that work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can use images with any web-based application you'd like, irrespective of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will permit you to work with over 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of which of our shared website hosting plans you choose, both apps shall be available and enabled as standard for your brand new account. They're a part of the software environment for your websites whatever the PHP version that you choose because we provide a number of different versions. Any kind of custom or ready-made script app can use the libraries so as to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Determined by the nature of your website, you can also offer numerous features for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and many more.