If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine in which you host it needs to have the proper software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a site visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images through a script application. All of these things are feasible via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be set up on a server and which work with a wide range of widespread scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you could use images with any web-based app you want, no matter what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with more than one hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform, which means that no matter which of our Linux shared hosting service you purchase, both apps shall be available and activated as standard for your new account. They are part of the software environment for your sites whatever the PHP version that you pick because we offer a number of different versions. Any kind of custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries so as to make thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. According to the type of your site, you will also be able to provide numerous solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network website and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can execute any script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate graphs or use images, since both are installed and enabled by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may upgrade the PHP version for your account, you won't need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they shall be accessible all the time. In this way, you will have lots of alternatives in respect to what functions both you and your website visitors will be able to employ, no matter if you're writing the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some application that you have discovered on the Internet. You are able to use all of the sought-after formats for the photos that you upload.