GD Installed?


I was wondering, does DreamHost servers come with GD Installed for use of thumbnails and such?



Yes. Here is the GD section of phpinfo() output from a standard DH PHP 5.2.3 installation:

GD Support enabled
GD Version bundled (2.0.34 compatible)
FreeType Support enabled
FreeType Linkage with freetype
FreeType Version 2.1.7
GIF Read Support enabled
GIF Create Support enabled
JPG Support enabled
PNG Support enabled
WBMP Support enabled
XBM Support enabled



Thanks for the quick response. I think I’m making the right choice with DreamHost.

Will set up my site soon.



You are welcome, and I think you will like it here (good folks, and all)! :slight_smile:




How did you get those informations on GD? I have problem with catcha images.

I am a DH customer.

Thanks in advance.


That information was gleaned from the output of the phpinfo() function which, when called from a program running on your domain, provides all kinds of valuable information about the PHP environment in which the program is run.

This is easy to do on any PHP installation, as described in this DreamHost wiki article:




Can we manage that GD? I am on a shared server.


You do you mean “manage?” You can’t modify it since it’s part of the shared PHP, but you can build your own PHP and compile in your own GD. If you’re happy with the one that’s installed, you’re more than welcome to use it.