ImageMagick and GD Library
Find what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is utilized for and why they are so popular.
If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the machine where you host it needs to have the suitable software for that. As opposed to 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 app. All these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which can be set up on a server and that work with a large amount of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based app that you would like, no matter what language it was designed 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 such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated by default on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them whatever the shared hosting
that you select when you join us. This will allow you to set up multimedia sites without worrying about any sort of tech restrictions on our end. When you have a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar website that engages the visitors in some way, you will be able to provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the photos which they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which gives you various opportunities as to what content you can offer on your website.