PHP Migration Services — An Easy Way to Boost Performance and Security

Upgrade PHP versions, migrate to new PHP technologies, and more.

Get the Migration Services You Need

Whether your team is upgrading PHP versions, moving to a new PHP framework, modernizing legacy plugins, or migrating to a new object-relational mapping technology, Zend can help make your migration and modernization efforts a success.

Framework Migration

Migrate your custom code to new PHP frameworks, like Laminas, Laravel, or Symfony.

Modernize Plugins

Zend can help modernize your CMS plugins for Drupal, Wordpress, or Joomla.

ORM Migration

Zend makes migrating to a new ORM, like Doctrine or Eloquent, fast and easy.

PHP Version Upgrades

Easily upgrade PHP versions for your application with help from our experts.

Simplify PHP Migrations and Laminas Migrations

Adopting the newest versions of PHP and Laminas (formerly Zend Framework) is critical for improving security — and user experience. Migrating an application from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7 typically doubles its performance. And Laminas runs up to four times faster than Zend Framework 2.

When you engage Zend Migration Services, you partner with PHP migration experts who can help you:

Boost Security

Ensure your apps and data are protected by the newest security capabilities.

Save Time

Bypass learning curves involving code and compatibility considerations.

Cut Risk

Pinpoint required application and methodology changes ahead of time.

Maintain High Availability

Use proven best practices including continuous testing.

Minimize Costs

Accelerate migration cycles and enable your staff to stay focused on their projects.

Why Migrate from PHP 5 to PHP 7?

PHP 5.6 still powers significant numbers of web applications. And while you can still get security and bug fixes for PHP 5.6 by using Zend Server, the PHP community no longer supports 5.6 or any earlier version of PHP.

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In addition, PHP 7 is the most important PHP release since 2004. It introduces a new runtime architecture that improves resource utilization and typically doubles the performance of an application that previously ran PHP 5.6.

When you engage Zend Migration Services to help with a PHP migration, our consultants use automated tools and proven processes to:

  • Assess your application’s architecture and code to identify compatibility issues with the new PHP version. 
  • Recommend architecture and code changes to ensure compliance with the new PHP runtime requirements — and help boost the performance, security, scalability, and availability of your applications.
  • Guide your developers in making required code and architecture changes.

Migrating to Laminas?

Whether you use Zend Framework 1, 2, or 3 — or a different application framework altogether, you can engage Zend Migration Services to help you adopt Laminas. When you do, our consultants will provide guidance in architecture design and development best practices.

Laminas (formerly Zend Framework) is an open source framework for developing PHP web applications and web services that is functionally equivalent to Zend Framework 3. Compared with Zend Framework 2, Laminas:

  • Runs up to 4x faster.
  • Supports open architectures based on middleware or MVC that adhere to PHP-FIG standards.
  • Provides improved security capabilities including bcrypt password storage and AES-256 encryption.

For more information about the transition of Zend Framework to Laminas, read this blog.

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