If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the machine in which you host it must have the suitable software for that. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a site visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script app. All these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that may be installed on a hosting server and that work with a large amount of frequently used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you could use images with any web-based application you'd like, irrespective of the 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, etcetera.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our shared web hosting
you buy, both applications will be available and activated by default for your new account. They are part of the software setting for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you pick as we offer several different versions. Any custom or ready-made script app will be able to use the libraries in order to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Determined by the type of your website, you can also provide a lot of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image modifying software on a social network website and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to execute any script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create graphs or use images, as both are set up and activated as standard on the cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created. Even though you may upgrade the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they shall be available all of the time. This way, you will have many options in respect to what functions you and your site visitors will be able to employ, regardless if you write the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some app that you've found online. You can employ all popular formats for the images which you upload.