If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the machine where you host it ought to have the proper software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script app. All of these things are possible via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which may be installed on a web server and that work with a wide range of widespread scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application that you would like, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will permit you to work with over 100 different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the website hosting that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to set up interactive websites without having to worry about any tech restrictions on our end. If you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar website that engages your visitors in some way, you will be able to provide them with a number of editing options for the images which they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, that gives you various opportunities with regards to what content you're able to offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to execute any script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or work with images, as both are installed and enabled by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you get new PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they will be available all the time. Thus, you've got plenty of alternatives in respect to what functions both you and your site visitors will be able to use, regardless if you write the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some application which you've found online. You are able to take advantage of all of the popular formats for the photos which you upload.