If you want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the server in which you host it must have the suitable software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images using a script application. All of these things are feasible via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which may be set up on a server and which work with a lot of widespread scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you can use images with any web-based application you'd like, regardless of the language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with more than 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and enabled as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts can use them whatever the Linux cloud package that you select when you sign up. This will help you create multimedia websites without having to worry about any tech restrictions on our end. When you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while in case you have a social network or a similar website which engages your guests in some way, you can offer them various editing options for the images they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which will give you a number of opportunities as to what content you will be able to offer on the website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to execute every script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, since both are installed and activated by default on the cloud website 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 as they'll be available at all times. This way, you've got numerous alternatives in respect to what functions both you and your site visitors will be able to employ, regardless of whether you're writing the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app that you have found online. You're able to employ all the sought-after formats for the pictures which you upload.