For Managed Servers
This article explains how to install the latest version of ImageMagick on a managed server.
An older version of ImageMagick is pre-installed on the managed server. The installation is only necessary if you need the latest version.
ImageMagick is a library that enables PHP programs to manipulate graphics. ImageMagick can handle up to 100 different graphic formats, including .jpg, .png, .tif etc.
Log in to your managed server via SSH.
Download the source code of ImageMagick with the wget command. Example:
Unpack the archive with the following command:
tar xfvz ImageMagick.tar.gz
Use the cd command to change to the directory containing the source code. Example:
Use the pwd command to display the path of the directory. You will need it later for the installation and the output will look something like this:
Prepare the compilation of the program with the command ./configure. Since you do not have access rights to the directory specified in the script, use the --prefix option to install ImageMagick in a subdirectory of your home directory. Here is an example of how to enter the ./configure command:
Enter the command make. If there is no error message, enter the command make install in the next prompt.
The installation is now complete and you can access the most frequently used functions of ImageMagick by calling ./ImageMagick/bin/convert in your scripts.