If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the web server in which you host it needs to have the suitable software for this. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script app. All of these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that can be set up on a server and which work with a great number of popular scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you can use images with any web-based app that you would like, regardless of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries shall allow you to work with more than 100 different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated by default on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts can use them whatever the cloud hosting that you select when you sign up. This will help you set up multimedia websites without worrying about any kind of technical limitations on our end. In case you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while in case you own a social network or a similar website that engages your guests in some way, you'll be able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the images that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which will give you various opportunities with regards to what content you are able to offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can run any kind of script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, as both are set up and enabled as standard on the cloud website 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 have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they shall be accessible all the time. In this way, you will have a lot of alternatives in respect to what attributes you and your site visitors will be able to use, regardless of whether you write the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some application that you have discovered online. You will be able to take advantage of all widespread formats for the photos which you upload.