If you would like to have dynamic images on your website, the server where you host it ought to have the suitable software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images using a script application. All of these things are doable with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which may be set up on a web server and which work with a large amount of widespread scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you can use images with any web-based app you want, regardless what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with over 100 different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled by default on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you select when you register. This will help you build interactive sites without worrying about any tech limitations on our end. If you own a portfolio website, 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 that engages the visitors in some way, you are able to offer them various editing solutions for the pictures they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, which will give you a number of opportunities with regards to what content you'll be able to offer on the website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to run any script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs 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 upgrade the PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they'll be available all of the time. This way, you'll have a number of options in respect to what functions both you and your site visitors shall be able to employ, regardless of whether you're writing the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some application which you've discovered on the web. You're able to employ all of the popular formats for the pictures that you upload.