Why Choose Zend for PHP Runtimes?

Keeping PHP applications current and secure sounds great in theory. But in practice, it means spending significantly more time and money refactoring your codebase for upgrade, and less time developing new features that keep your application — and business — relevant.

Upgrade on Your Schedule

With PHP runtimes and long term support from Zend, you get the benefit of support even when your PHP version is no longer community supported. That means your team can update on your schedule and not the community release cadence.

Get PHP Versions Faster

ZendPHP ships new major and minor versions of PHP within two weeks of community release. Get independence from OS release cadences, and the freedom to install multiple versions of PHP on the same machine.

Maintain Compliance Standards

Keeping up with compliance standards like SOX, PCI, or HIPPA can take up a lot of time for development teams. With Zend's PHP runtimes and long term support, you get the benefit of fully secure and compliant PHP runtimes without the costs.

Improve Code Insight with the Z-Ray for ZendPHP

Z-Ray is an enterprise-level PHP debugger that is now available for tech preview with ZendPHP (See Tech Preview Requirements & Limitations). With Z-Ray, you can: 

  • Get memory usage, CPU usage, and other insight into realtime requests on your application. 
  • Pinpoint issues with individual pages of your site. 
  • Identify performance bottlenecks. 
  • Get detailed insights into what exactly your application is doing for any given page. 

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Orchestration Solutions With ZendPHP

Cloud Solutions

Get ready-to-use PHP images with ZendPHP Cloud Solutions. Also included are provisioning tools for Vhosts, SSL, and PHP versionability. With this, developers can create and use terraform templates for orchestration. 

ZendPHP Cloud works on multiple operating systems:

  • Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 
  • Debian 9/10
  • CentOS 7/8

And with the following web servers:

  • Apache (FastCGI + php-fpm)
  • Nginx (FastCGI + php-fpm)

There are several license options. You may bring your own license or get a pro-rated hourly, monthly, or yearly license, depending on the cloud provider. Contact us to learn more about your options.

Need to orchestrate your PHP application cluster? We also provide Terraform templates you can customize to suit your needs!

Try on Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud.

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Receive support for both community PHP and Zend LTS editions with ZendPHP Containers. ZendPHP Containers supports CentOS 8, Debian 10, and Ubuntu 20.04, with other operating systems and versions available on request. All images come with variants for use with the CLI or PHP-FPM.

We also document a standard Dockerfile that can be configured using Docker build arguments, providing the ultimate in flexibility when used in conjunction with Compose, Stack, Kubernetes, or Helm. We provide templates demonstrating setup of a session cluster using each of these technologies; use them to help you orchestrate your own microservices or large-scale applications!

Start with a free trial or contact us to learn about licensing options.

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Supported OS, PHP Versions and Extensions

ZendPHP Enterprise supports the following operating systems, PHP versions and extensions.

Supported Operating Systems

  • RHEL/CentOS 6
  • RHEL/CentOS 7
  • Debian 9
  • Debian 10
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • IBM i

Supported PHP Versions

  • PHP 5.6 (LTS)
  • PHP 7.1 (LTS)
  • PHP 7.2 (LTS)
  • PHP 7.3
  • PHP 7.4
  • PHP 8
Zend PHP Version Support Chart Comparison 02-2021

Get PHP Long-Term Support

Get long-term support beyond the community EOL for PHP 5.6, 7.1, and other versions from Zend.

Try Zend Runtimes for PHP 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0

Try our PHP 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0 Linux or IBM i runtimes, free.

Have Questions?

Not sure which Zend solutions or services are right for you? Talk with one of our PHP experts today.