If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine where you host it ought to have the proper software for that. Instead of using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script application. All of these things are possible with ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software that may be set up on a server and that work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you can use images with any web-based app you want, regardless what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will enable you to work with over one hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server package that we offer includes ImageMagick and GD Library support as standard. The libraries will be enabled all the time even if you upgrade the PHP version which is being used by your account, therefore you won't need to re-enable anything manually in case you switch from PHP 5 to PHP 4 or vice versa. Provided the script application which you use has in-built features to use pictures and charts, it will function flawlessly on our servers, no matter if you've acquired it online, if it is part of the script library that you're able to access using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel or if you wrote it from scratch. With our services, you can build interactive image galleries, portfolio websites or feature-rich social network portals.