If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine where you host it should have the suitable software for this. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script app. All these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that may be installed on a hosting server and which work with a great number of popular scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you could use images with any web-based application you want, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with over a hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the Linux shared hosting that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to create interactive sites without having to worry about any tech limitations on our end. In case you own 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 website that engages your guests in some way, you'll be able to offer them various editing solutions for the pictures they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which gives you various opportunities regarding what content you can offer on the website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account shall be set up, so you'll be able to use all of the attributes of any script app that requires any of these 2 libraries to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, photo galleries, user discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a website designer, you will be able to write the code yourself since we also support lots of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To offer you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you'll be able to run, we support several different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for each of them, so the software environment on our servers won't restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can have.