If you would like to have dynamic images on your internet site, the server where you host it must have the proper software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a site visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images via a script application. All of these things are possible via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be installed on a hosting server and which work with a wide range of popular scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you may use images with any web-based application you'd like, regardless what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with more than 100 different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled by default on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux website hosting that you select when you sign up. This will help you build multimedia sites without having to worry about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. When you have a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar website that engages the visitors in some way, you'll be able to offer them a variety of editing options for the photos that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, that will provide you with quite a lot of opportunities as to what content you're 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 new semi-dedicated server account shall be set up, therefore you will be able to use all of the attributes of any script application that requires any of these two libraries in order to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, image galleries, community forums, and many others. If you are a website designer, you're able to write the program code yourself since we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To provide you with even more options with regards to what apps you're able to run, we support a number of different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for all of them, which means that the software environment on our servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can have.