If you would like to have dynamic images on your site, the web server where you host it ought to have the proper software for that. As opposed to 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 using a script app. All of these things are doable with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which can be installed on a hosting server and that work with a lot of widespread scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you may use images with any web-based application you want, regardless of the language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with more than 100 different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of which of our Linux shared hosting you pick, both applications shall be available and activated by default for your new account. They're part of the software setting for your sites whatever the PHP version that you choose because we provide several different versions. Every custom or ready-made script application can use the libraries to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from simple text. Depending on the nature of your website, you'll also be able to offer lots of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, real-time image editing software on a social network site 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 will be generated, which means that you'll be able to use the full features of any script app that needs any of these 2 libraries so as to manage images, such as Joomla, WordPress, picture galleries, discussion forums, and so on. In case you are a web developer, you are able to write the code yourself because we also support a lot of programming languages PHP and Python are some of them. To give you even more options with regards to what kind of applications you are able to run, we support a number of different PHP versions - 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 the servers will not restrict your choice in terms of the types of websites that you can host.