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Did you know, if you’re using PHP on the IBM i platform, you also have Zend Server installed?
It's not unusual for an IBM i shop to view Zend Server as the same thing as PHP. While Zend Server does install PHP, there is so much more to the product that IBM i shops can take advantage of.
Zend Server is a web application server that provides functionality for the management of the PHP environment. It also provides tools to assist with development and to help isolate production issues.
In this post, I introduce the functionality in Zend Server. In future posts, I will dive deeper into specific functions.
Functions in Zend Server include:
It's important to keep in mind that different editions of Zend Server have different levels of functionality. Follow this link to explore the capabilities that you get with the different editions.
See Zend Server Edition Comparison Chart
I hope you'll join me for the follow-on posts in this series that will go into more detail on the individual functions of Zend Server. If you have questions, feel free to reach out.
IBM Champion | Former - Senior Solutions Consultant, Zend, Perforce Software
As an IBM champion, Mr. Earley has been recognized as a leader in the IBM i community and offers more than 20 years of experience helping customers to implement solutions on the platform. His expertise includes using PHP, MariaDB, Docker, and Chef for creating modern enterprise solutions that run on IBM i, as well as PowerVC for cloud deployments and virtualization management. Mr. Earley is a frequent speaker at global technology conferences, and he has authored numerous articles on Linux, PHP, virtualization, systems management, and open source solutions and concepts.