If you would like to have dynamic images on your website, the web server where you host it ought to have the appropriate software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script app. All of these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that could be installed on a hosting server and which work with a large amount of widespread scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you could use images with any web-based application that you would like, regardless of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated by default on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them irrespective of the hosting that you select when you join us. This will allow you to set up interactive websites without worrying about any technical limitations on our end. When you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while if you own a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you'll be able to provide them with a variety of editing options for the photos that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which gives you lots of opportunities with regards to what content you can offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can execute any kind of script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or work with images, as both are set up and activated as standard on the cloud website hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you get new PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they will be accessible at all times. In this way, you've got plenty of alternatives in respect to what features you and your website visitors will be able to employ, regardless of whether you write the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some app that you have discovered on the web. You're able to take advantage of all of the sought-after formats for the photos that you upload.