If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the web server in which you host it needs to have the suitable software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a website visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script application. All of these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that can be set up on a web server and which work with a large amount of frequently used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can use images with any web-based app that you'd like, no matter what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with more than one hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated by default on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux shared website hosting service that you select when you sign up. This will help you set up interactive sites without worrying about any technical restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar website which engages your guests in some way, you're able to offer them a variety of editing solutions for the pictures they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, which provides you with a number of opportunities with regards to what content you can offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to run any kind of script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or work with images, since both are set up and activated by default on the cloud hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you switch the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available at all times. This way, you've got many options in respect to what functions you and your site visitors can use, regardless if you write the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app which you have discovered online. You can use all the widespread formats for the pictures which you upload.