If you want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server in which you host it must have the appropriate software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images via a script app. All of these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which could be installed on a web server and which work with a lot of popular scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application that you'd like, no matter what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will enable you to work with more than a hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled as standard on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the shared web hosting that you select when you join us. This will allow you to create interactive websites without worrying about any tech restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while when you have a social network or a similar website which engages the guests in some way, you will be able to offer them a variety of editing options for the photographs that they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which provides you with various opportunities with regards to what content you can offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server account will be generated, which means that you can take advantage of all of the features of any script application which requires any of the two libraries so as to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, image galleries, forums, and so on. In case you are a web developer, you're able to write the program code yourself since we also support plenty of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To offer you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you can run, we support many different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on our servers will never limit your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can host.