If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the web server in which you host it should have the appropriate software for this. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a website visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script application. All these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that may be set up on a server and that work with a lot of frequently used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can use images with any web-based app you'd like, regardless of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with over one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting

ImageMagick and GD Library are present on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our Linux website hosting you buy, both apps shall be available and activated by default for your new account. They're a part of the software setting for your websites regardless of the PHP version that you choose as we offer a few different versions. Any custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Determined by the type of your website, you'll also be able to offer quite a lot of features for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image modifying software on a social network website and many more.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to execute every script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or use images, because both are installed and enabled as standard on the cloud website hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you upgrade the PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they shall be available all of the time. In this way, you will have plenty of alternatives in respect to what functions you and your website visitors will be able to use, no matter if you write the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app which you have found on the worldwide web. You can employ all widespread formats for the images which you upload.