If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server in which you host it needs to have the appropriate software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a website visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script application. All of these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be installed on a web server and that work with a great number of widely used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, regardless of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will enable you to work with over one hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux cloud website hosting service that you select when you sign up. This will help you create multimedia sites without worrying about any kind of technical limitations on our end. In case you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you will be able to provide them with a variety of editing options for the photos which they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which will provide you with many different opportunities with regards to what content you're able to offer on the site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can execute every script app that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or use images, because both are installed and enabled as standard on the cloud hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you switch the PHP version for your account, you won't need to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they'll be accessible all of the time. In this way, you'll have numerous alternatives in respect to what features both you and your website visitors will be able to use, no matter if you are writing the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app that you have discovered on the web. You are able to use all the sought-after formats for the photos which you upload.