If you would like to have dynamic images on your website, the web server where you host it must have the suitable software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script app. All these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which can be set up on a server and that work with a wide range of widespread scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you can use images with any web-based application that you would like, regardless what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with more than a hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and enabled by default on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the cloud hosting that you select when you sign up. This will help you build multimedia websites without having to worry about any technical restrictions on our end. In case you have a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while if you have a social network or a similar site which engages your guests in some way, you will be able to offer them a variety of editing solutions for the photographs they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, which will give you numerous opportunities as to what content you will be able to offer on the website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can execute any script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or work with images, because both are set up and enabled by default on the cloud hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you switch the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they shall be available at all times. In this way, you'll have lots of alternatives in respect to what attributes you and your website visitors will be able to employ, regardless of whether you write the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some application that you have discovered on the Internet. You're able to employ all of the sought-after formats for the photos that you upload.