I was working on localhost with resizing images and everything was great. Then I uploaded to my server and things got interesting. After searching around, looks like I have to enable php-gd on my server.

I tried running the line sudo apt-get install php5-gd using putty, and it didn't work. Any ideas why?

Also, after the install, I assume I will need to run the function sudo reboot right? Clearly I'm not an expert in this area. :P

  • What do you mean by "it didn't work"? What message did you get? If it installed successfuly and GD still doesn't work, you have to reboot Apache by executing sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart or sudo service apache2 restart. You shouldn't reboot the whole machine for that, just a particular service which is Apache in this case.
    – Luka
    Aug 25 '14 at 5:37

Try restarting your Apache daemon by executing sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart or sudo service apache2 restart if the installation of php5-gd went well. If it didn't, then execute sudo apt-get update and finally sudo apt-get install php5-gd again.

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