If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the machine where you host it ought to have the suitable software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script app. All of these things are possible with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that could be installed on a web server and that work with a great number of widely used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you could use images with any web-based app that you would like, irrespective of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with more than a hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled by default on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so your scripts can use them whatever the cloud service that you select when you join us. This will allow you to set up interactive sites without having to worry about any technical restrictions on our end. In case you have a portfolio website, for example, 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 which engages your visitors in some way, you're able to provide them with various editing options for the photos they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, that gives you lots of opportunities with regards to what content you will be able to offer on the site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to execute every script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or work with images, since both are installed and enabled as standard on the cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may change the PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they shall be accessible all of the time. This way, you've got a number of alternatives in respect to what attributes you and your site visitors shall be able to employ, no matter if you're writing the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app which you've found on the Internet. You can employ all popular formats for the photos that you upload.