If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server in which you host it needs to have the proper software for this. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a site visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images using a script application. All of these things are possible via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that may be installed on a server and which work with a large amount of popular scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you may use images with any web-based app that you'd like, no matter what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with over 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you select when you join us. This will help you set up multimedia sites without having to worry about any sort of technical limitations on our end. When you have a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while if you own a social network or a similar website that engages your guests in some way, you're able to provide them with various editing solutions for the images which they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that will give you lots of opportunities as to what content you're able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server account shall be set up, therefore you can take advantage of all the attributes of any script application that requires any of these 2 libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, photo galleries, user discussion forums, and so on. In case you are a web developer, you'll be able to write the program code yourself since we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you are able to run, we support a number of PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on our servers won't limit your choice in terms of the types of websites which you can have.