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WHM/CPANEL: Setting up ImageMagick on a dedicated server

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The following assumed you have root access to your cpanel server.  ImageMagick is one of the most requested add-ons that allows for image manupulation.  Always try to use GD first, if it is available, as it can be compiled from easyapache instead directly.


from root ssh

Installation will take a couple minutes as it will install other packages needed by ImageMagick. After the installation, check that it is installed again and it should state the version.
/usr/bin/convert --version

It will give you something like:
Version: ImageMagick 6.4.8, etc

Go to WHM -> Software -> Module Installers -> PHP Pecl (manage). On the box below “Install a PHP Pecl” enter “imagick” and click “Install Now” button – that’s all.  Restart Apache.


If you decide to uninstall it’s as easy as the installation process:
ImageMagick: /scripts/cleanimagemagick
Imagick: WHM -> Software -> Module Installers -> PHP Pecl (manage). Click on Uninstall button for Imagick

CHECKING WHERE ImageMagick is located:
from ssh use
whereis convert
should give you the directory