ZendHQ Extension for ZendPHP on Windows Now Available

The Zend product team is excited to announce the immediate availability of the ZendHQ extension for ZendPHP on Windows.

This latest release allows teams to install and enable the ZendHQ extension when using ZendPHP on Windows, configured to work with ZendHQ running elsewhere on Linux – allowing for teams to leverage the full functionality of ZendHQ when using ZendPHP on Windows. Teams can run ZendHQ via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), or via a Linux virtual machine or container.

The new extension is now bundled in our ZendPHP Microsoft installer (MSI).

Interested parties can view installation instructions, or schedule a custom demo for your team via the links below.

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ZendHQ Role-Based Authentication and JobQueue CLI Script Access

The Zend team is excited to announce the immediate availability of two new features for ZendHQ, role-based authentication, and the ability to access JobQueue from CLI PHP scripts. Updated ZendHQ container images can be found in our container repository

Keep reading to learn more, or schedule a custom demo for your team via the link below.

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ZendHQ Role-Based Authentication

ZendHQ role-based authentication allows teams to configure role-based permissions for defining or managing rules, queues, events, and jobs — allowing for easier management of software access restriction requirements.

See ZendHQ Role-Based Authentication In Action

ZendHQ JobQueue Improvements

JobQueue can now be accessed fully from CLI PHP scripts. This allows users to run initialization jobs when bootstrapping their application, as well as queue new jobs on successful job completion.

About ZendHQ

ZendHQ is an intermediary layer between ZendPHP and your application storage, webhooks, and graphic interface that provides advanced observability and orchestration functionality for PHP applications. ZendHQ features include job queuing and management, code tracing, and more – all in a user-friendly GUI.

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ZendPHP 8.0 LTS and 8.3 Builds Now Available

ZendPHP 8.0 LTS Builds

Now that PHP 8.0 has reached community support end of life, Zend now provides LTS builds for PHP 8.0 via paid subscription. Customers using this version will now need to supply their subscription credentials in order to install ZendPHP 8.0 packages or to pull ZendPHP 8.0 container images. You can learn more about our PHP LTS builds, or about the release, via the links below.

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ZendPHP 8.3 Builds

With PHP 8.3 now available to the public, ZendPHP 8.3 is now available via our free trial, and via our container registry at cr.zend.com. Learn more about the release, and our ZendPHP trial, via the links below.

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ZendHQ 1.5.0 Now Available

ZendHQ 1.5.0 is now available. It adds Z-Ray SQL query introspection support for several extensions, including pgsql, mysqli, and sqlite3. It also enables cgi-fcgi PHP SAPI, which is used by the Apache fcgi module on IBM i. Learn more about the release, including additional notes on changes and fixes, via the link below.

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Introducing ZendHQ Database Query Support

The Zend team is excited to announce the immediate availability of database query introspection in ZendHQ. The feature, available as part of ZendHQ's Z-Ray functionality, allows users to inspect database queries and trace the code that led up to them, making it easy to find and fix performance or functionality issues at the database query level.

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How it Works

When Z-Ray is active, any request that performs a database query will feature an additional "Queries" tab for that request. 

That tab lists all queries performed during the request, along with timings, and allows you to click on any given query to find out what database connection was used, transaction information if it was part of a transaction, and a PHP backtrace that led to the query execution.

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ZendPHP Support for IBM i 7.5 Now Available

The Zend team is excited to officially announce IBM i 7.5 support for ZendPHP. This added support allows teams to deploy fully-supported PHP on the latest IBM i version, which introduces a number of new improvements for PHP teams (including the addition of new Db2 services).

For installation instructions, be sure to visit our ZendPHP documentation on installing ZendPHP on IBM i.

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The Zend by Perforce team is excited to announce ZendPHP support for several popular Enterprise Linux 9 distributions, including:

  • RHEL 9
  • CentOS Stream 9
  • Rocky Linux 9
  • AlmaLinux 9
  • Oracle Linux 9

In addition, the Zend team has also added ZendPHP support for Debian 12 – allowing for greater flexibility in working with ZendPHP across platforms.

You can see a list of all supported platforms by visiting the ZendPHP documentation page or read the full release notes via the links below.

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AlmaLinux 8 Support Now Available for ZendPHP

The Zend team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of AlmaLinux 8 support for ZendPHP, adding additional flexibility for teams deploying Enterprise Linux.

See our full list of supported operating systems, PHP versions and extensions by visiting our ZendPHP product page today.

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Windows Installer for ZendPHP Now Available

The Zend team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the Windows installer (MSI for ZendPHP.

The installer, which provides an intuitive and easy-to-use experience for teams who want to install ZendPHP, is the latest in a long line of features and improvements to the ZendPHP product. 

As shown in the video above, the Windows installer allows users to install their ZendPHP version of choice, as well as easily select the packages and extensions they want to accompany their installation.

Get started by visiting the Zend documentation page, or view the release notes page and ZendPHP trial pages via the links below.

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JobQueue for ZendPHP Now Available

JobQueue, included in the ZendHQ extension for ZendPHP, makes it easier than ever for teams to defer, schedule, monitor, and manage jobs and job queues in their PHP applications.

JOB DEFERMENT AND SCHEDULING
ZendHQ JobQueue makes it easy to defer long-running processes so your users can get a response as soon as possible – and schedule resource-heavy jobs to happen outside of high-volume hours.

RECURRING JOBS
With ZendHQ JobQueue, you can schedule work to occur on regular cadences – making mundane jobs easy and repeatable.

JOB QUEUE MANAGEMENT
The ZendHQ GUI makes it easy to schedule, configure, and manage your job queues.

View a demo of JobQueue below, schedule a 1:1 demo with our team, or see full release notes via the links below.


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ZendPHP Now Available for Alpine Linux

The Zend team is excited to announce the immediate availability of ZendPHP Alpine Linux images. 

The ZendPHP Alpine Linux images are built on Alpine Linux 3.16, and delivered via a custom Alpine Linux package repository, with packages compiled to mimic the official Alpine Linux PHP packages. Packages are available for both x86_64 and arm64 architectures.

ZendPHP containers for Alpine Linux 3.16 are available for each PHP version we support (currently 7.2 - 7.4 and 8.0 - 8.2), with variants for each of CLI, php-fpm, and Apache.

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Not a ZendPHP User?

ZendPHP is available to try for free. See full trial details, included supported PHP versions, via the link below.

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ARM Support for ZendPHP Now Available

ARM support for ZendPHP and ZendHQ is now available for ZendPHP 7.2 and up.

Supported Platforms and PHP Versions

For a complete list of supported platforms and PHP versions, please visit our ZendPHP documentation page.

Docker Images

All Docker images available via our container registry now include additional tags providing ARM variants.

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New Backported Patch for PHP 7.x Versions

Zend has released ZendPHP versions 7.4.33.1, 7.3.33.5, 7.2.34.13, and 7.1.33.17, which include a backported security fix for CVE-2022-31631.

Other ZendPHP Releases and Changes

Zend has released ZendPHP versions of PHP 8.0.27, Version 8.1.14, and Version 8.2.1, which include community fixes for a variety of bugs and CVEs.

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ZendPHP 8.2 Now Available

ZendPHP 8.2 is now available for download. For a list of supported platforms, please visit our ZendPHP documentation page. Docker images are also available for download via our container registry at cr.zend.com.

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ZendPHP 7.4 LTS Now Available

With PHP 7.4 having reached end of life, ZendPHP 7.4 has now entered Long Term Support and will receive security updates until December 2026.

Customers using this version will now need to supply their subscription credentials in order to install ZendPHP 7.4 packages or to pull ZendPHP 7.4 container images.

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Code Tracing Now Available in ZendHQ and ZendPHP

The addition of Code Tracing in ZendHQ 1.2.0 enables DevOps and Platform Engineering teams to quickly and easily identify, diagnose, and resolve issues in production.

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With detailed information on execution time, memory consumption, and other critical areas of your application, the combination of ZendHQ Monitoring and Code Tracing can help teams to proactively profile production code, identify bottlenecks, and work to improve their production applications.

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ZendPHP for Debian 11 and Ubuntu 2022.04

ZendPHP runtimes for Debian 11 and Ubuntu 2022.04 are now available. These are the latest LTS releases for Debian and Ubuntu operating systems, and will receive community security updates through 2027. Each supports PHP 7.2 through PHP 8.1, with 8.2 support coming in December.

See Full Release Notes

ZendPHP for Windows

ZendPHP for Windows is the first commercial distribution of PHP. With this release, we provide up-to-date binaries of current community-supported PHP versions (currently 7.4, 8.0, and 8.1).

Additionally, we provide the first long term support (LTS) distribution of PHP for Windows. This includes LTS editions of PHP 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3, per our already published LTS roadmap.

Additional Information

  • We provide non-thread-safe builds by default for use with FastCGI (Windows Internet Information Service (IIS), Apache, and nginx). Thread-safe builds for use with Apache mod_php are also available.
  • More than 70 PECL extensions are included – both out-of-the-box, as well as shipped as separate packages. These integrate with PHP in the same way as community binaries.


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Tech Preview: Z-Ray

Z-Ray is offered as a Preview Technology at this time, to demonstrate the feature and how it can aid your organization. A fully featured version that includes the ability to store and analyze historical requests, will be available in Q1 of 2022. 

Z-Ray for ZendPHP brings the benefits of Z-Ray for Zend Server to our secure, supported PHP runtime. Like Z-Ray for Zend Server, Z-Ray for ZendPHP allows you to write custom plugins for the purpose of gaining application-specific insight.  

Existing Z-Ray for Zend Server plugins are not fully compatible, but can be adapted quickly for Z-Ray for ZendPHP; new plugins will be available with the production version. 

Requirements and Limitations 

  • Available only for ZendPHP 
  • Linux platforms only (see the documentation for an OS support matrix.)
  • PHP 7.1+; not available for PHP 5.6 
  • Visualization is provided via a Chromium browser extension; you will need a Chromium-based browser (Google Chrome, Brave, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, Opera, etc.) to see Z-Ray data. 

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ZendPHP on Google Cloud Platform

ZendPHP on Google Cloud Platform provides a turnkey solution for running PHP in the cloud. It's a supported PHP runtime, with the option to install PHP 5.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, or 8.0, and can scale seamlessly across cloud resources, all from the company that helped write PHP.

ZendPHP gives PHP developers and DevOps engineers the tools needed to easily orchestrate clusters of PHP servers as microservices or autoscaling applications.

This edition of ZendPHP includes phone support. For increased service level agreements, contact us.

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ZendPHP on Azure

ZendPHP on Azure provides a turnkey solution for running PHP in the cloud. It's a supported PHP runtime, with the option to install PHP 5.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, or 8.0, and can scale seamlessly across cloud resources, all from the company that helped write PHP.

ZendPHP gives PHP developers and DevOps engineers the tools needed to easily orchestrate clusters of PHP servers as microservices or autoscaling applications.

  • Faster orchestration. Purpose-built for cloud orchestration, ZendPHP images offer tools to help you streamline, automate, and accelerate continuous delivery cycles.
  • Dedicated support included. This edition of ZendPHP includes phone support. For increased service level agreements, contact us.
  • Customizable templates. Need to orchestrate your PHP application cluster? Contact us for ZendPHP Terraform templates.

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ZendPHP on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

ZendPHP on AWS provides a turnkey solution for running PHP in the cloud. It's a supported PHP runtime, with the option to install PHP 5.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, or 8.0, and can scale seamlessly across cloud resources, all from the company that helped write PHP.

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