If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the server where you host it needs to have the suitable software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images through a script app. All these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that could be installed on a web server and that work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based app you want, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will permit you to work with more than one hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them whatever the cloud website hosting that you select when you join us. This will allow you to set up multimedia sites without having to worry about any kind of tech 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 have a social network or a similar site that engages your guests in some way, you are able to provide them with a variety of editing options for the pictures they upload. You can also convert text to images, that will provide you with a number of opportunities regarding what content you will be able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because both GD Library and ImageMagick are set up on the cloud hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created, you won't have any problems to run any kind of script application which requires these libraries in order to operate properly. A number of apps allow you to work with charts and pictures - message boards, content management systems, blog platforms, etc, so when you use such software on our end, you'll be able to use all of its options - automatically generated thumbnails for pictures linked to a forum reply or customizable avatars on a social network site, for example. The two libraries will be available with all of the PHP releases which you will be able to select through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.