Category Archives: Zend Server

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

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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 »

Zend Server 8 on Amazon Web Services – What’s New

The latest Zend Server 8 on Amazon Web Services Marketplace (8.0.1) introduces some exciting new features tailored for Amazon Web Services users. We received a lot of feedback from users over the past few months, and many of the new features are a direct result of this feedback. Please keep sending us anything you’ve got via all the available channels. We… Read more »

Zend Server Web API Spotlight: Z-Ray

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Hey Everybody, Zend Server 7.0 is released and with it an exciting new feature: Z-Ray. This new feature exposes your application’s inner workings and logic to you, its developer. To say that Z-Ray makes life easier is an understatement but there will be plenty of other blog posts to praise it and show how it can be used. Zend Server… Read more »

Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster, part 3

Hey Everybody, In my previous posts in the cluster series, I covered different ways to connect Zend Server directly to a cluster. This method of connection was introduced in Zend Server 6.0.0, giving it the much needed flexibility. Using the direct approach, a server can either create a cluster or connect to an existing cluster and all you need is database credentials… Read more »

Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster part 2

Hey everybody, In a previous post I introduced the serverAddToCluster Web API action which allows us to initiate clusters and join existing ones with Zend Server. That post showed some code and discussed how the clustering process is started; now I will talk about how we should track the progress of our cluster and deal with ongoing issues. In this article,… Read more »

Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster

Hey everybody, Having introduced the basics of Zend Server Web API we can now turn our attention to particular workflows, areas of interest and functionality. In this post, I will show you the basic steps our system goes through to connect to a Zend Server cluster and what happens behind the scenes. We’ll see some (un)popular pitfalls and also get… Read more »

Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Version Negotiation Explained

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Hey everybody, As discussed earlier, Zend Server’s Web API has multiple versions – with each new feature and option new Web API actions are created and existing ones gain new meaning and behaviors. While Zend Server may be forging ahead, it is shifting your infrastructure along with it – which may not be desirable. The Web API’s specification allows for… Read more »