If you would want to have dynamic images on your site, the server in which you host it must have the appropriate software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script app. All of these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which can be installed on a web server and that work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you may use images with any web-based app you want, regardless of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with over one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are present on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that no matter which of our hosting plans you pick, both applications shall be available and activated by default for your brand new account. They're part of the software environment for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you choose since we supply a few different releases. Each custom or ready-made script app can use the libraries in order to make thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Depending on the nature of your site, you'll also be able to offer a number of features for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image editing software on a social network site and many more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to run any kind of script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, as both are set up and activated by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you get new PHP version for your account, you won't need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they shall be available at all times. Thus, you will have numerous options in respect to what functions you and your site visitors can use, regardless if you are writing the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app that you have discovered online. You'll be able to use all the widespread formats for the images that you upload.