If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the web server in which you host it should have the proper software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script app. All these things are feasible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that may be set up on a web server and that work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, no matter what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will permit you to work with over 100 different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them whatever the web hosting that you select when you sign up. This will help you build multimedia sites without worrying about any kind of technical restrictions on our end. In case you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar site that engages your guests in some way, you are able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the photographs which they upload. You can also convert text to images, that will provide you with numerous opportunities with regards to what content you're able to offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present on the cloud hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account will be generated, which means that you can use all of the features of any script app that requires any of the two libraries in order to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, photo galleries, discussion boards, and many others. If you are a website designer, you are able to write the code yourself since we also support plenty of programming languages PHP and Python are among them. To give you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you're able to run, we support many different PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for each of them, which means that the software environment on the servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can host.