What's New in Zend Server 2018

Support for PHP 7.2

This version of Zend Server ships with a certified and secure PHP 7.2 stack, which also includes the largest amount of tested PHP extensions and libraries. All of Zend Server features and components have been fine-tuned to make sure you can easily test your PHP 7.2 code on Zend Server.

Still on PHP 5.x? You should upgrade to a newer PHP, to benefit from extraordinary performance improvements.







PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation (on Linux) with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. It is recommended to be used when saving memory while keeping fast performance is a must.


A/B testing made easier with Selective Deployment

With Selective Deployment in application updates, you can select nodes of the cluster to deploy the new version to. The rest of the nodes retain the stable (old) version. You can later easily deploy the update to additional nodes or rollback. Selective Deployment gets you confidence with your new application version, by running it alongside with the current version in production. This is a great way for testing and getting feedback on new applications versions in production (e.g. A/B testing)






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Secured and non-secured virtual hosts for the same application

Save apps deployment and maintenance time, by using an enhanced Virtual Hosts system that supports numerous Virtual Hosts that are attached to the same app codebase. The most popular use case is supporting secured and non-secured virtual hosts for the same application.


Page and Data Cache Pulse

Following the footsteps of Zend Server 9.1 where we introduced Job Queue Pulse, we’re now introducing Pulse for Page Cache and Data Cache. Pulse introduces analytical information, insights and reports on the caching system, with which users should understand how the cache affects their application performance. As a result, they can fine tune and optimize the caching usage, by correcting and adding rules.



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Crossing jobs boundaries

Leverage the power of Job Queue, by using it for managing and running offline CLI scripts in PHP and any other scripting language. Job Queue can now manage and execute scripts using HTTP or CLI. While HTTP jobs are limited in their execution time by the web-server, CLI jobs are not. This allows running long-executing scripts.

Additional Notable Changes and Improvements

Enjoy the new Zend Server 2018 and PHP 7.2 features and benefits!

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