If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the server where you host it needs to have the suitable software for that. As opposed 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 can even flip and invert images via a script application. All of these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that could be set up 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 app you'd like, regardless what language it was designed 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 like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and enabled by default on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux shared web hosting that you select when you register. This will allow you to build multimedia sites without worrying about any technical limitations on our end. If you own a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while in case you own a social network or a similar site that engages the visitors in some way, you're able to provide them with a number of editing solutions for the pictures that they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, which will give you various opportunities as to what content you will be able to offer on your site.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account will be created, so you will be able to take advantage of the full attributes of any script app that requires any of these 2 libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, image galleries, user discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a website designer, you're able to write the program code yourself as 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 will be able to run, we support a number of different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for each of them, so the software environment on the servers will never restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites which you can host.