If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the machine in which you host it must have the appropriate software for this. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script application. All these things are possible with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that may be installed on a server and which work with a lot of widespread scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. That way, you can use images with any web-based app you want, no matter what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with more than a hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them whatever the cloud website hosting plan that you select when you join us. This will allow you to build interactive sites without worrying about any kind of technical limitations on our end. If you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar site which engages the guests in some way, you will be able to provide them with a number of editing options for the images which they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, that will give you numerous opportunities as to what content you are able to offer on your website.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your brand new semi-dedicated server account shall be set up, therefore you'll be able to take advantage of all the attributes of any script application which needs any of the two libraries in order to manage images, like Joomla, WordPress, picture galleries, community forums, and many others. If you are a website designer, you will be able to write the program code yourself since we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To offer you even more options with regards to what sort of applications you'll be able to run, we support a number of different PHP releases - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. GD and ImageMagick shall be enabled for all of them, so the software environment on our servers will never limit your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can have.