Our Story

The web is transforming every aspect of modern society. And today, more than 80% of web applications are written in PHP.

To help drive web and mobile innovation, we deliver the enterprise PHP tools and services organizations need to meet their requirements, including accelerated deployment cycles, quality user experiences, and reduced costs. We also help companies that still run legacy platforms such as IBM i, build modern solutions using PHP.

For nearly two decades, we have helped evolve the PHP language and how it is used by global leaders. Here is a snapshot of our historical milestones:

New Logo, Same Zend

We redesigned the Zend logo to modernize our brand identity and reinforce our commitment to staying at the forefront of the fast-evolving PHP landscape. This updated logo enables us to better connect with our customers while maintaining the familiarity of the Zend name. Industry leaders trust Zend with their PHP needs, and this fresh new look reflects the forward-looking approach we take to supporting and championing our customers, partners, and the greater PHP community.

Our History



Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski create PHP 3, an open source scripting language based on the initial version of PHP, created by Rasmus Lerdorf.


Gutmans and Suraski create the company Zend Technologies  and PHP 4, which includes an open source parser for PHP 4 called Zend Engine.


Zend Technologies releases Zend Framework an open source, web-application deployment framework.


The first Zend Server is released. It runs on Linux and Windows — and includes PHP, Zend Framework, Z-Ray monitoring tools, and enterprise support for PHP.


Zend Technologies collaborates with other organizations including IBM and Microsoft, to create the Simple API for Cloud Application Services.


Zend Server 6 is released. It runs natively on the IBM i platform.


Zend Server is available on AWS.


Zend Server is available on Microsoft Azure.


Zend Technologies is acquired by Rogue Wave Software.


Rogue Wave Software transitions Zend Framework to an open source project called Laminas, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation.


Rogue Wave Software is acquired by Perforce Software. And the company becomes Zend by Perforce.