Category Archives: Zend Server

Installing Zend Server with Ansible

This piece is a short tutorial on how to install Zend Server 8.5 using Ansible. Zend Server is a complete and certified PHP stack with a wide variety of advanced features for developing, deploying and monitoring PHP apps. The latest version, Zend Server 8.5, was released a few months ago with a bunch of new features, including the Zend Gallery – an… Read more »

Running Drupal on AWS using Zend Server

In this post I’m going to walk you through the steps for creating a new development environment consisting of a Drupal application running on AWS. I’m going to use an EC2 instance with Zend Server and RDS to handle the database part, and the AWS networking functionality to handle networking. First, I’m going to launch a Zend Server instance using… Read more »

Z-Ray for CakePHP

Daniel Berman   September 1, 2015   1 Comment on Z-Ray for CakePHP

This piece introduces yet another new addition to the Zend Server plugin family – the CakePHP plugin for Z-Ray. Zend Server plugins are pieces of code that extend Zend Server’s functionality in a variety of ways. Z-Ray plugins result in adding specific information in Z-Ray on the app/framework/platform you’re developing. There are already more than 20 Z-Ray plugins for some… Read more »

Z-Ray for Concrete5


Hi guys. Zend Server 8.5 was announced just over a month ago, and we’ve already seen some new plugins developed by the community added to the Zend Gallery. In this article I’d like to introduce you to one of them – the concrete5 Z-Ray plugin developed by Andrew Embler (@aembler). First, and as a short reminder to those new to the concept… Read more »

Develop Your First Zend Server Plugin – Part 1

Zend Server 8.5 introduces a brand-new concept called “Plugins”. This concept is centered around the Zend Gallery – a marketplace for plugins that extend Zend Server functionality, and that were developed by, and for, the Zend Server user community. What are plugins? Put simply, plugins are pieces of code that can extend Zend Server in either, or both, of the… Read more »

8 Zend Server Performance Features

Zend Server is renowned for its ability to maximize the performance of production PHP applications. In this article, I’ll give you a brief breakdown on 8 different features available in Zend Server that will help you do just that. #1 PHP Stack Zend Server’s PHP stack incorporates PHP extensions that have been thoroughly tested and optimized, including OPcache – a bytecode cache for PHP which innately… Read more »

Zend Server on Azure

This article was contributed by Boaz Ziniman, Senior Director of Technology and Cloud Infrastructure at Zend.  Last time I wrote about Azure was in 2011. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO ousted Bob Muglia from Microsoft’s server and tools division, and the future of Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud offering, was far from being bright. 4 years down the road, Ballmer is no longer with… Read more »

Getting Started with Zend Server on Azure

Getting up and running with a PHP environment on the cloud just became a whole lot easier with Zend Server becoming available on Microsoft Azure. This tutorial takes you through the basic steps for getting started with Zend Server on Azure, and will demonstrate just how easy it is to start developing PHP apps with Zend Server on the cloud. What… Read more »

Zend Server and Z-Ray for Magento

If you’re a Magento developer, performance is an issue you’ll be tackling more than once during an application’s life cycle. This is no big secret. Magento is an amazing platform for eCommerce sites. It’s robust and flexible, but even great things have their weaknesses. Magento’s robustness makes it heavy and complex – a crucial factor in development. To make sure… Read more »