If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine in which you host it must have the correct software for this. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script application. All these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that may be installed on a hosting server and that work with a lot of widely used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you could use images with any web-based app you'd like, regardless of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled by default on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux website hosting service that you select when you join us. This will help you set up interactive sites without worrying about any sort of technical restrictions on our end. If you own a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while when you own a social network or a similar site that engages your guests in some way, you will be able to offer them various editing solutions for the photographs they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which will provide you with quite a lot of opportunities as to what content you are able to offer on your site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Every single semi-dedicated server plan that we offer is provided with ImageMagick and GD Library support as standard. The libraries will be enabled at all times even if you upgrade the PHP version that is in use by your account, therefore you will not have to re-enable anything manually if you move from PHP 5 to PHP 4 or vice versa. If the script app that you use has in-built options to use images and graphs, it will work perfectly on our servers, regardless if you've found it online, if it's a part of the script library that you will be able to access from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel or if you wrote it on your own. When you use our services, you will be able to generate multi-media image galleries, portfolio websites or feature-rich social network portals.