Which Edition is Right for You?

The Zend Server Developer Edition that is right for you depends on your team,
the features you need and the level of support that fits your priorities.




Developer Edition



Developer Edition


Right For...

 ... developers working on single server web applications

... developers working on scalable, business critical applications

Support & Security Fixes
Performance & Scalability

Configuration Management & Deployment

Monitoring & Root-Cause Analysis
Enterprise Integration
Development Tools & Runtime


(Annual Subscription)


(billed annually)

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(billed annually)

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Cloud Pricing 

(Amazon Web Services)







Developer Edition



Developer Edition


Support & Security Fixes
Support via... Web Tickets Phone
P1 response time 2 Business Days 1 Business Day

Security hotfixes

PHP support  
Zend Framework support  
Long Term Support (LTS)  

Custom PHP & ZF bug fixes

Performance & Scalability
Bytecode caching
Data object caching

URL (page) caching

Offline processing (job queue)

Multi-server configuration


Session Clustering  
Fault Tolerance  
Cloud elasticity & automation  
Configuration Management & Deployment
Unauthorized PHP settings
change detection
PHP settings backup
& restore

Virtual Hosts Management

Multi-server configuration

Configuration audit trail

Application deployment
Application rollback
Rolling deployment
& upgrades
Deployment integration APIs  
Monitoring & Root-Cause Analysis

Z-Ray - Secured Access

in Production

Application & server
metrics and trending
monitoring rules

Event alerting

Custom events

Production code tracing

Centralized Application

Event alerting integration

Metric & data retention

2 weeks Unlimited
Separate admin and
developer accounts
Enterprise Integration
Alerting integration with
3rd party monitoring tools
Deployment Integration
with Continuous
Integration tools

Application access
control via LDAP


Java connector


Audit trail for compliance

Development Tools & Runtime
Development code tracing
enterprise-class PHP runtime

Enterprise database support

PHP debugger/profiler

Web Services debugger

Development data retention 2 weeks Unlimited

Startup License


Just starting out? We want you to have the right tools to change the world. Zend Server Developer Edition is available with special pricing for use at companies less than 3 years old and with fewer than 20 employees.  

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ZCE License


Have you earned a Zend Certified Engineer certification? One of the benefits of this industry-wide standard recognizing PHP expertise is access to Zend developer tools. We provide Zend Server Developer Edition to Zend Certified Engineers at no cost. 

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Academic License


Are you a student learning PHP, or an instructor or administrator of a PHP course? As part of our commitment to the greater PHP community, we provide Zend Server Developer Edition at no charge for educational use. 

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OSS License


Are you developing open source projects? We at Zend are strongly supportive of the successful and vibrant community built around PHP. One way we give back is to provide Zend Server Developer Edition at no cost for use on open source projects.

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