If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server where you host it must have the appropriate software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script application. All these things are feasible via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be installed on a server and which work with a great number of widely used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, regardless what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over 100 different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting package that you select when you register. This will allow you to set up multimedia websites without worrying about any sort of tech limitations on our end. In case you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while if you have a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you can provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the images which they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, which provides you with numerous opportunities regarding what content you're able to offer on your website.

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 will be set up, which means that you will be able to employ all of the features of any script application that requires any of these two libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, picture galleries, community forums, and so on. In case you are a web developer, you will be able to write the program 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 applications you can run, we support a number of PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick will be enabled for any of them, so the software environment on our servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites which you can have.