If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine where you host it ought to have the proper software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script application. All these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that could be installed on a hosting server and which work with a great number of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, no matter what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with more than a hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting

ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our Linux cloud website hosting services you select, both apps will be available and enabled as standard for your brand new account. They'll be part of the software setting for your sites whatever the PHP version that you choose since we provide a few different versions. Each custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Depending on the type of your site, you'll also be able to provide various solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network site and many others.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to execute every script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or work with images, as both are installed and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you change the PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they shall be accessible all the time. In this way, you have a lot of alternatives in respect to what features both you and your site visitors can use, regardless of whether you are writing the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app which you've discovered online. You can take advantage of all the sought-after formats for the pictures that you upload.