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what does PHP GD mean?

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by h1tman, May 11, 2010.

  1. h1tman

    h1tman Junior Member

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    I have installed a shopping cart on my web server and it keeps saying this message yet I do not really understand what it means.. can anyone tell me?

    thanks
     
  2. rannybo

    rannybo Junior Member

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    This probably means that GD needs to be enable and installed for PHP. I believe GD is used for images.
     
  3. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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  4. h1tman

    h1tman Junior Member

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    does that mean the hosting company as to install it?

    Might seem like a n00b question because I have a different hosting now and the previous host didnt have no problems with this.

    Thanks
     
  5. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    Yeah. If it's not already installed, you may be out of luck. Most hosts won't install that kind of thing for you.
     
  6. h1tman

    h1tman Junior Member

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    dame! lol i see i see
     
  7. rannybo

    rannybo Junior Member

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    Are you on a shared hosting account? If so then you're probably out of luck. This can be installed on VPS and Dedicated servers if you know what you're doing. But it will not hurt if the administrator enabled it all across the board if this is a shared account. Just get with them and let them know.
     
  8. webdecoder

    webdecoder Newbie

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    Its a graphics library to generate dynamic images and work on the images in php generally its used for capcha creations too
     
  9. bennyb

    bennyb Regular Member

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    "a PHP,God Dammit"

    lol
     
  10. stradivari

    stradivari Junior Member

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    In short: They are a php library meant to manipulate images (cropping, text on pic and so forth). You'll want to make sure to have GD2 on your server... HTH.
     
  11. deziner

    deziner Newbie

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    GD is for manipulating with images from php
     
  12. necr0n0mic0n

    necr0n0mic0n Newbie

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    gd is a grapics extension for php, if you get error this might mean you dont have it installed
     
  13. ummo

    ummo Newbie

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    It's worth a shot submitting a ticket. I've gotten modules installed for me in the past.
     
  14. maniplus

    maniplus Newbie

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    you can do all kinds of image manipulation, but if you are asking, then you probably don't know/cant use it.
     
  15. shin610

    shin610 Regular Member

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    php_info();
    and check if those libraries are supported by your server, if the extension is loaded
     
  16. nmxxx

    nmxxx Newbie

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    :edit...