If you would like to have dynamic images on your website, the server in which you host it must have the appropriate software for this. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images via a script app. All of these things are possible with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which may be set up on a web server and that work with a lot of popular scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you can use images with any web-based app you want, irrespective of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with more than 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated by default on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform, so your scripts can use them regardless of the Linux shared website hosting that you select when you register. This will allow you to build interactive websites without worrying about any sort of tech limitations on our end. When you have a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar website which engages the visitors in some way, you'll be able to offer them various editing options for the photographs they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which will give you various opportunities regarding what content you can offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to run any kind of script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make charts or use images, since both are installed and enabled as standard on the cloud website hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you change the PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available all of the time. Thus, you will have a lot of alternatives in respect to what attributes both you and your website visitors will be able to employ, regardless of whether you are writing the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app that you've found on the worldwide web. You will be able to take advantage of all of the sought-after formats for the photos which you upload.