If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server in which you host it must have the correct software for this. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images using a script application. All of these things are possible via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be installed on a web server and that work with a great number of popular scripting languages such as: Perl, Python and PHP. Thus, you can use images with any web-based app you'd like, regardless of the language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with over a hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated by default on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting that you select when you join us. This will allow you to build interactive sites without having to worry about any kind of tech limitations on our end. In case you own a portfolio site, for instance, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while in case you own a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you can offer them various editing options for the photos that they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, that gives you various opportunities regarding what content you are able to offer on the site.