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How to install the latest version of Image Magick on your cPanel Server

Although most distributions contain a packaged version of ImageMagick it's often a old version lacking new features. This article will show you how to compile ImageMagick from source and have it's installed in the same location it would normally be in.

Download and extract latest version

cd /usr/src
wget ftp://ftp.imagemagick.org/pub/ImageMagick/ImageMagick.tar.gz
tar zxvf ImageMagick.tar.gz
cd ImageMagick-X.X.X ### Replace the X's with the version that just extracted

===== Build and Install =====
<sxh bash>
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared=yes
make install