If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the machine where you host it should have the appropriate software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a website 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 web server and that work with a large amount of frequently used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you can 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 shall allow you to work with more than one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated by default on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the Linux shared web hosting that you select when you join us. This will help you create interactive sites without worrying about any kind of tech restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site which engages your visitors in some way, you will be able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the pictures which they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which will give you many different opportunities with regards to what content you are able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to run every script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create graphs or use images, as both are installed and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you get new PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they will be accessible at all times. This way, you have plenty of options in respect to what functions you and your website visitors can employ, no matter if you write the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some application which you have found online. You are able to use all popular formats for the pictures which you upload.