If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server in which you host it must have the suitable software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images via a script application. All of these things are feasible via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that can be installed on a web server and that work with a large amount of frequently used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can use images with any web-based application that you would like, regardless of the 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 like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and activated as standard on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them whatever the shared website hosting plan that you select when you register. This will help you build interactive websites without having to worry about any kind of technical limitations on our end. In case you have a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while in case you have a social network or a similar website that engages the visitors in some way, you will be able to provide them with a number of editing options for the photos that they upload. You can also convert text to images, which provides you with numerous 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 present on the cloud web hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account will be set up, which means that you will be able to take advantage of all of the features of any script app which requires any of the two libraries to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, picture galleries, discussion forums, and the like. In case you are a web developer, you're able to write the program code yourself as we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what kind of applications you will be able to run, we support a number of different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for any of them, which means that the software environment on our servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can have.