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GD library (4 posts)

  1. sunnyside260
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I thought I installed the gd library properly on my hosting server in order to get next generation plugin to work...but I continue to get a message "no gd support" I went to the area wp sends you, php manual to get gd information but that wasn't much help. WHERE DO I INSTALL IT so that it gets recognized?

    I am running my test site on an unix apache based server and using cpanel. When I finish with site I will be transfering it to a windows based server through Go Daddy.

    I don't have much experience with wordpress but I'm catching on. This GD Library is a frustrating hurdle for me.

    Thanks ahead for any help on this.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can't address the gd library but I will tell you to get a Linux plan at Godaddy as their Windows plan will not support WordPress.

  3. sunnyside260
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for confirming that you saved me much grief.

  4. NC@WP
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You can install GD anywhere you want (provided that Apache has access rights to that location), but you need to tell PHP where it is by running configure --with-gd[=DIR] where DIR is the location of GD. For more information, refer to PHP Manual.

    And MichaelH is right; GoDaddy's Windows plan doesn't have PHP (it's either ASP or ASP.Net; a couple extra dollars will buy you ColdFusion), so you can't run WordPress on a Windows server at GoDaddy (unless, of course, it's a dedicated server, which you can configure to your liking).

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