If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine where you host it must have the proper software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images via a script application. All of these things are doable with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that can be set up on a hosting server and which work with a lot of widespread scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you could use images with any web-based application you want, regardless of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will permit you to work with over one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated by default on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux shared package that you select when you register. This will allow you to build interactive sites without worrying about any kind of tech restrictions on our end. In case you own a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while if you have a social network or a similar website that engages your guests in some way, you can provide them with various editing options for the photos which they upload. You can also convert text to images, which gives you quite a lot 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 every script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create graphs or work with images, because both are installed and enabled by default on the cloud web hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. Even if you get new PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they'll be accessible all of the time. Thus, you will have plenty of alternatives in respect to what features you and your website visitors can use, no matter if you are writing the website code yourself, you use one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and set up some application that you've discovered on the web. You can take advantage of all the sought-after formats for the images that you upload.