If you would want to have dynamic images on your site, the web server where you host it should have the correct software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images through a script application. All of these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be set up on a server and which work with a great number of popular scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you can use images with any web-based app that you would like, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries shall allow you to work with over 100 different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated as standard on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the web hosting that you select when you join us. This will help you build multimedia sites without worrying about any tech limitations on our end. If you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while if you have a social network or a similar site that engages your guests in some way, you will be able to offer them a variety of editing solutions for the photographs which they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, which provides you with numerous opportunities regarding what content you're able to offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to execute any script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or use images, as both are installed and enabled by default on the cloud hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you upgrade the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they will be available all the time. Thus, you have a number of alternatives in respect to what features both you and your website visitors can use, no matter if you're writing the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some application that you've found on the Internet. You are able to use all of the popular formats for the photos that you upload.