If you want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server in which you host it needs to have the suitable software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script app. All these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which may be set up on a server and that work with a wide range of popular scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you can use images with any web-based app you want, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with more than one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and activated as standard on our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts can use them regardless of the web hosting plan that you select when you sign up. This will help you set up multimedia sites without having to worry about any kind of tech restrictions on our end. If you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar website which engages your visitors in some way, you're able to offer them a number of editing options for the photos they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that will provide you with a number of opportunities regarding what content you're able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can run every script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create graphs or use images, because both are set up and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may get new PHP version for your account, you won't have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they shall be available all the time. This way, you've got a lot of alternatives in respect to what attributes you and your website visitors can use, no matter if you are writing the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app that you've discovered online. You are able to employ all of the popular formats for the photos that you upload.