If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the server in which you host it should have the appropriate software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script application. All these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that could be installed on a server and which work with a lot of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you can use images with any web-based application you want, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will permit you to work with more than a hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts can use them regardless of the hosting that you select when you register. This will allow you to create interactive sites without worrying about any tech restrictions on our end. If 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 offer them a variety of editing options for the photographs which they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, which gives you numerous opportunities with regards to what content you will be able to offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account will be set up, therefore you'll be able to use all of the features of any script app which requires any of these two libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, picture galleries, user discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a web developer, you can write the program code yourself since we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To offer you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you can run, we support several different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for any of them, which means that the software environment on our servers won't restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can have.