If you would like to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server in which you host it needs 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 site visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images through a script app. All these things are possible via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which could be set up on a web server and that work with a great number of popular scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you may use images with any web-based application you want, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries shall allow you to work with over one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled by default on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the cloud web hosting service that you select when you join us. This will allow you to create interactive websites without having to worry about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. If you have 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 website which engages your guests in some way, you will be able to provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the photographs which they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, that provides you with many different opportunities as to what content you will be able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to run every script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or use images, because both are set up and enabled as standard on the cloud website hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you upgrade the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they shall be accessible all of the time. In this way, you'll have many options in respect to what functions you and your website visitors will be able to employ, regardless of whether you are writing the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some application that you have found on the worldwide web. You will be able to take advantage of all the popular formats for the pictures which you upload.