If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the machine in which you host it should have the proper software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script application. All these things are doable with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be set up on a server and which work with a lot of popular scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you can use images with any web-based application that you would like, irrespective of the language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will permit you to work with over 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated by default on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the cloud web hosting service that you select when you register. This will help you set up interactive sites without having to worry about any sort of technical limitations on our end. If you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site which engages the visitors in some way, you're able to provide them with various editing options for the images they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which gives you many different opportunities as to what content you can offer on the website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to run any script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create graphs or use images, because both are set up and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may switch the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they shall be available all the time. This way, you have many options in respect to what features both you and your site visitors will be able to employ, no matter if you are writing the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some application that you've discovered on the worldwide web. You will be able to take advantage of all widespread formats for the photos that you upload.