If you would like to have dynamic images on your internet site, the web server where you host it should have the appropriate software for this. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you may 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 - 2 pieces of software that can be installed on a hosting server and which work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based app that you'd like, regardless what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with over one hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of which of our cloud web hosting you get, both apps shall be available and activated as standard for your new account. They will be part of the software setting for your websites regardless of the PHP version that you pick since we offer a few different releases. Every custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries in order to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Determined by the type of your website, you can also provide quite a lot of solutions for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server account shall be generated, so you can employ all of the features of any script application that needs any of these 2 libraries so as to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, picture galleries, forums, and many others. In case you are a web developer, you will be able to write the program code yourself as we also support a number of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what kind of apps you are able to run, we support a number of PHP versions - 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2. GD and ImageMagick are enabled for any of them, which means that the software environment on our servers will never restrict your choice in terms of the types of sites that you can host.