If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the machine in which you host it must have the proper software for that. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a site visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script application. All these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that can be set up on a server and which work with a great number of frequently used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you could use images with any web-based application you'd like, regardless of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with more than one hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and enabled by default on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts can use them regardless of the shared web hosting that you select when you join us. This will help you set up interactive websites without worrying about any kind of tech limitations on our end. When you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while in case you have a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you are able to provide them with a number of editing options for the photographs that they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which provides you with a number of opportunities as to what content you will be able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can run any script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, as both are set up and enabled by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you switch the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they'll be accessible at all times. Thus, you have numerous alternatives in respect to what features both you and your site visitors can use, no matter if you are writing the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app that you have found online. You're able to take advantage of all of the widespread formats for the pictures which you upload.