If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the server in which you host it should have the appropriate software for this. As an alternative to 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 may even flip and invert images via a script app. All of these things are doable through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that can be set up on a hosting server and which work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can 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 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

ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of which of our cloud hosting plans you pick, both apps shall be available and enabled by default for your new account. They'll be part of the software environment for your websites regardless of the PHP version that you select as we supply several different releases. Each custom or ready-made script app can use the libraries in order to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Based on the nature of your website, you can also offer lots of features for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image modifying software on a social network website and many others.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can execute any script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or use images, because both are installed and activated by default on the cloud hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you switch the PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they will be accessible at all times. In this way, you'll have lots of alternatives in respect to what attributes both you and your website visitors can use, no matter if you write the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some app which you have found on the worldwide web. You are able to use all widespread formats for the images that you upload.