Zend Server for IBM i Is Here

Zend and IBM have announced an updated, streamlined version of their PHP package for IBM i, called Zend Server. I’ve been using the beta for a while but last week read an announcement showing it’s ready for general use. It combines the best of Zend Core and Zend Platform in one package.

To get Zend Server, go to the Zend Server for IBM i page and click the green “Free Download” button. This will give you the “Community Edition (CE)” version, the free version that handles all the basics for running PHP on IBM i. It even comes with a year of free online support.

If you want to  upgrade to the non-CE version (it doesn’t have its own name), which gives you more debugging and tracing tools, as well as Job Queue functionality and more support, you can buy a license. Write to me if you need help or want to buy a license for the non-CE version.

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