If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server where you host it should have the suitable software for that. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a site visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images using a script application. All these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that may be installed on a web server and that work with a lot of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you can use images with any web-based app that you would like, regardless what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over a hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them irrespective of the Linux hosting plan that you select when you join us. This will help you set up interactive websites without worrying about any sort of technical restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while if you own a social network or a similar website that engages your visitors in some way, you're able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the pictures they upload. You can also convert text to images, which gives you quite a lot of opportunities as to what content you'll be able to offer on the website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

As both GD Library and ImageMagick are installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created, you won't experience any problems to run any sort of script application which needs these libraries in order to work effectively. Lots of applications allow you to use graphs and pictures - forums, cms, blog platforms, etc, thus in case you employ such software on our end, you can use all of its options - automatically generated thumbnails for pictures attached to a forum reply or easy to customize avatars on a social network site, for example. Both libraries are available with all PHP versions that you will be able to select through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.