If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the web server in which you host it needs to have the proper software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images through a script app. All of these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that may be set up on a server and which work with a lot of widespread scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with more than 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, therefore no matter which of our Linux shared packages
you purchase, both apps will be available and activated as standard for your brand new account. They will be a part of the software setting for your sites whatever the PHP version that you pick since we supply a few different releases. Every custom or ready-made script application will be able to use the libraries in order to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Determined by the type of your site, you can also provide a lot of solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image editing software on a social network website and many more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can run every script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or use images, since both are set up and enabled by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created. Even though you may switch the PHP version for your account, you won't need to do anything to re-enable these libraries because they will be accessible all the time. Thus, you've got many alternatives in respect to what features both you and your website visitors will be able to use, regardless if you're writing the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some app that you have found on the web. You will be able to use all popular formats for the pictures that you upload.