If you would like to have dynamic images on your website, the web server in which you host it needs to have the correct software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a website visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script application. All of these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which could be installed on a hosting server and that work with a lot of frequently used scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you could use images with any web-based application that you'd like, regardless what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will permit you to work with more than one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated as standard on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them whatever the Linux hosting package that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to create interactive sites without worrying about any technical restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio website, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while if you own a social network or a similar site that engages the visitors in some way, you're able to provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the photos which they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that provides you with a number of opportunities with regards to what content you'll be able to offer on your site.