If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the machine in which you host it should have the correct software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a website visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images through a script application. All these things are feasible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which can be installed on a web server and that work with a lot of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, regardless what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with more than a hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of which of our Linux cloud website hosting packages
you get, both applications will be available and activated by default for your new account. They are a part of the software setting for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you pick because we provide a few different versions. Any custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries so as to make thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Depending on the type of your site, you will also be able to provide a lot of solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image editing software on a social network website and many more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server
account shall be created, therefore you'll be able to employ all the features of any script app that needs any of these two libraries to manage images, such as Joomla™
, WordPress, photo galleries, user discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a website designer, you'll be able to write the program code yourself because we also support plenty of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what apps you will be able to run, we support many different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for all of them, so the software environment on our servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can host.