If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine in which you host it needs to have the suitable software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images through a script app. All these things are feasible via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be installed on a hosting server and that work with a wide range of widespread scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you could use images with any web-based app that you would like, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries shall allow you to work with over 100 different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you select when you join us. This will allow you to create multimedia sites without having to worry 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 which show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar website which engages your visitors in some way, you'll be able to offer them a number of editing options for the images they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that gives you numerous opportunities regarding what content you'll be able to offer on the site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to execute any script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or work with images, since both are set up and activated by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you get new PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they will be available at all times. Thus, you have lots of options in respect to what functions you and your site visitors will be able to employ, no matter if you are writing the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some application that you've discovered online. You're able to employ all the popular formats for the photos which you upload.