If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server where you host it needs to have the appropriate software for that. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images via a script application. All these things are possible via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be set up on a server and that work with a wide range of frequently used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you may use images with any web-based app that you would like, regardless what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries shall allow you to work with over a hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated as standard on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux web hosting that you select when you join us. This will allow you to set up multimedia sites without worrying about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. If you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while if you own a social network or a similar website that engages your visitors in some way, you will be able to provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the photographs that they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, that provides you with lots of opportunities regarding what content you will be able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account shall be set up, so you will be able to employ the full attributes of any script app that needs any of these 2 libraries to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, photo galleries, discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a web developer, you are able to write the code yourself because we also support lots of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To supply you with even more options with regards to what kind of applications you're able to run, we support several different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for all of them, so the software environment on the servers won't restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can have.