If you would want to have dynamic images on your site, the server in which you host it must have the proper software for this. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images through a script app. All these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that may be set up on a web server and that work with a lot of frequently used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you could use images with any web-based app that you'd like, irrespective of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will permit you to work with more than a hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated by default on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them whatever the cloud website hosting that you select when you join us. This will help you build interactive sites without having to worry about any kind of tech limitations on our end. In case you have a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site which engages the visitors in some way, you can offer them various editing options for the photographs that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, which will provide you with quite a lot of opportunities with regards to what content you'll be able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can run any kind of script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create charts or use images, because both are installed and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you change the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available at all times. Thus, you'll have plenty of options in respect to what features both you and your site visitors can employ, regardless if you write the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some app that you have found on the web. You can take advantage of all sought-after formats for the photos that you upload.