If you want to have dynamic images on your internet site, the machine in which you host it must have the proper software for this. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a site visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script application. All these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which could be installed on a server and which work with a lot of widely used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with more than one hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and enabled as standard on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so your scripts can use them whatever the shared web hosting service that you select when you join us. This will allow you to create multimedia sites without worrying about any tech limitations on our end. In case you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while when you've got a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you're able to provide them with a number of editing solutions for the pictures that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that will give you lots of opportunities with regards to what content you're able to offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can execute any kind of script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, since both are set up and activated by default on the cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even though you may switch the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available at all times. In this way, you have plenty of options in respect to what functions both you and your website visitors shall be able to employ, regardless of whether you are writing the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some application that you've found on the Internet. You can use all the popular formats for the pictures which you upload.