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

ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the website hosting plan that you select when you register. This will allow you to build multimedia websites without worrying about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. If you have a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while in case you have a social network or a similar website that engages your guests in some way, you will be able to offer them a variety of editing solutions for the pictures that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, which will provide you with quite a lot of opportunities regarding what content you will be able to offer on the site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can execute every script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or use images, as both are installed and activated by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may get new PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they shall be available all of the time. This way, you have plenty of alternatives in respect to what attributes you and your site visitors shall be able to use, regardless of whether you're writing the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some application which you have found on the Internet. You are able to employ all the sought-after formats for the images that you upload.