If you would want to have dynamic images on your site, the web server in which you host it needs to have the appropriate software for that. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you could have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a website visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images through a script application. All of these things are doable with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that may be set up on a server and which work with a great number of frequently used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you can use images with any web-based app you'd like, no matter what language it was developed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries shall allow 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 Hosting

You can execute any kind of script application that requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create charts or work with images, because both are set up and activated by default on the cloud website hosting platform where all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you change the PHP version for your account, you will not have to do anything to re-enable these libraries as they shall be accessible all of the time. Thus, you've got many alternatives in respect to what functions you and your website visitors will be able to employ, no matter if you're writing the website code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and install some application that you've discovered on the Internet. You'll be able to take advantage of all the widespread formats for the pictures that you upload.