If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine where you host it needs to have the proper software for this. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a website visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script application. All these things are possible with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which can be set up on a hosting server and that work with a great number of popular scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you may use images with any web-based application you'd like, regardless of the language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will allow you to work with more than a hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etc.

ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting

Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts can use them irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you select when you register. This will help you create multimedia sites without having to worry about any kind of tech limitations on our end. If you have a portfolio site, 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 website which engages your visitors in some way, you are able to offer them a variety of editing options for the images that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, that will give you a number of opportunities with regards to what content you're able to offer on your site.