If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine where you host it must have the correct software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you may 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 app. All of these things are feasible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which could be installed on a server and which work with a lot of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you can use images with any web-based app you'd like, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will enable you to work with over a 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 cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux web hosting that you select when you join us. This will help you build interactive sites without having to worry about any sort of technical restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar website that engages your visitors in some way, you're able to offer them various editing solutions for the photographs they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, which will provide you with a number of opportunities regarding what content you're able to offer on the site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account will be created, so you will be able to take advantage of all the features of any script application that needs any of the two libraries to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, image galleries, message boards, and many others. If you are a website designer, you are able to write the code yourself since we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To provide you with even more options with regards to what kind of applications you can run, we support a number of PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for any of them, which means that the software environment on our servers will never limit your choice in terms of the types of websites which you can host.