If you would want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server where you host it needs to have the appropriate software for this. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script app. All of these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that could be installed on a web server and that work with a large amount of frequently used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you could use images with any web-based application that you'd like, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated by default on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them regardless of the web hosting service that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to set up interactive websites without worrying about any sort of technical restrictions on our end. In case you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you are able to offer them a variety of editing options for the pictures they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that provides you with numerous opportunities regarding what content you are able to offer on the website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since both GD Library and ImageMagick are installed on the cloud platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created, you will not experience any kind of problems to run any kind of script application which needs these libraries in order to operate properly. A lot of apps allow you to work with charts and images - forums, cms, blog platforms, etc, therefore when you employ such software on our end, you'll be able to use all of its features - automatically generated thumbnails for pictures linked to a forum reply or customizable avatars on a social network website, for example. Both libraries are available with all of the PHP releases which you can select through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.