If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the web server in which you host it ought to have the proper software for that. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a website visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images via a script application. All of these things are feasible through ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which can be installed on a web server and which work with a wide range of popular scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you could use images with any web-based application that you would like, regardless of the language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will permit you to work with more than 100 different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform, so regardless of which of our Linux cloud web hosting services you acquire, both apps shall be available and activated by default for your brand new account. They will be part of the software setting for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you choose because we offer 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. Depending on the type of your site, you'll also be able to provide quite a lot of solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image modifying software on a social network site and many more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can execute any kind of script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to make graphs or use images, since both are installed and enabled as standard on the cloud hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you get new PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they shall be available at all times. This way, you'll have a lot of alternatives in respect to what attributes you and your site visitors will be able to employ, regardless if you write the site code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some app which you've discovered online. You're able to employ all popular formats for the pictures that you upload.