Why Risk Downtime?
Make sure that your websites and mobile apps are always available by taking advantage of the long-term PHP support that comes with Zend Server.
And if you prefer to use open source technologies, you can get enterprise support for select open source stacks that include Zend Server, through an offering called Zend Server Plus.
What’s Your Plan When PHP 7.1 Is End of Life?
Community support for PHP 7.1 ends in December 2019. If you use PHP 7.1, you can:
- Upgrade your PHP applications to 7.3 to retain community support.
- Keep your applications on PHP 7.1 and risk security breaches and downtime.
- Keep your applications on PHP 7.1 and get long-term support via Zend Server.
The Risks of Unsupported PHP 7.1 Apps in Production
Once community support is officially dropped for PHP 7.1, the release cadence for security fixes and other bugs becomes unpredictable. Without timely security fixes, your applications will be vulnerable to attacks. And bugs that create instability issues can both jeopardize user experience and put your application-availability SLAs at risk.
If you do get the required software patches, then you will need to test your apps before releasing them into production. However, test cycles for applications developed more than five years ago often require significantly more time than recently-created applications, which further drives up risk.
Zend Server Provides Built-In Support for PHP 7.1
Ensure your applications have vulnerabilities and other issues patched as quickly as possible. Get the level of support you need for your PHP 7.1 applications by running Zend Server. It is the enterprise PHP platform that includes a certified PHP stack as well as comprehensive tools for web application development.
What Is the Difference Between Our PHP Support and the Community’s?
Zend Server includes a certified PHP 5.6 or 7.1 runtime. We support the certified PHP runtime in Zend Server for five years from the original release date. This is two years longer than what you get from the PHP community. Plus, we provide bug fixes and security updates for the full support duration, as shown in this chart:
Support Options for Zend Server Editions
Zend Server Production and Developer editions provide different levels of support.
Key Differences in Zend Server Edition Support
|Production Edition||Developer Edition|
|Long-term PHP Support||✓||✓|
|Web Support, Knowledgebase||✓||✓|
|1 Business-Day Response Time||✓||✓|
|24/7/365 Phone Support||✓||✕|
|2-Hour Response Time||✓||✕|
|Zend Server Plus Full Stack Support||✓||✕|
Learn More about Zend Server Support
See the support service-level-agreements (SLAs) for both editions:
Need Support for Your Open Source Stack?
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If you use open source technologies and Zend Server, you can take advantage of a comprehensive support option via Zend Server Plus. In addition to supporting your Zend Server and PHP applications, we support the following open source technologies for Zend Server Plus customers:
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