Category Archives: Zend Server

Using an SSH tunnel to step debug through a firewall

In a previous post I covered how to set up step debugging in Zend Studio. But if that doesn’t work there may be a firewall in between the server and the debugging client, or IDE, preventing the connection. Here is a possible way to get around that. Note: Of course there is no way to avoid the firewall, but this… Read more »

Setting up step debugging in Zend Studio

Recently I was helping someone set up step debugging in Zend Studio, and had some difficulties. Therefore I decided to create a blog post to remind me later, and perhaps help others get it set up. I was doing this on an Ubuntu laptop, so while menus may vary slightly the process should be very similar. Also, I did this… Read more »

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 »