If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the server where you host it must have the suitable 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 site visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images using a script app. All of these things are feasible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that can be installed on a server and which work with a lot of widespread scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you could use images with any web-based app you want, regardless of the language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with over a hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled as standard on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux cloud hosting that you select when you register. This will allow you to set up interactive sites without having to worry about any sort of tech restrictions on our end. When you have a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar website that engages the guests in some way, you'll be able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the pictures which they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, that will provide you with quite a lot of opportunities as to what content you're able to offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can run every script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or work with images, because both are set up and enabled by default on the cloud hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may switch the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they will be available all the time. Thus, you have plenty of alternatives in respect to what functions you and your site visitors will be able to use, regardless if you are writing the site 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 sought-after formats for the images that you upload.