Get Tools for PHP Debugging, Performance Monitoring, and More

PHP is the most popular language for developing web and mobile applications. However, you need a lot more than just a language and framework to efficiently develop, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot applications.

Zend Server provides a comprehensive PHP web application development platform so you can improve:

  • User experience
  • Efficiency
  • Security
  • Agility

User Experience

Deliver high availability and?fast performance.


Increase code insight and accelerate PHP debugging.


Pinpoint risks and streamline deployments and updates.


Simplify DevOps, automation, and integration.

Explore Zend Server’s Features

Zend Server includes a certified PHP stack. Based on the Zend Server edition you choose, you can take advantage of:

  • PHP versions 5.6 and newer.
  • PHP app support including 5-year code support and 24x7x365 options.
  • Zend Server support including 24x7x365 options.
  • Automated PHP updates and patches, included with Zend Server updates.

Learn more about our history working with PHP.

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With Z-Ray, you can easily debug mobile and web services by:

  • Seeing a high-level view of your sites’ metrics.
  • Analyzing detailed data about PHP page requests and database queries.
  • Monitoring events such as PHP-errors, high memory usage, and slow request execution.
  • Recording and analyzing specific users’ sessions without affecting server performance or exposing sensitive data.
  • Using the Z-Ray extensibility API to support custom apps and frameworks.

Learn more about Z-Ray.


URL Insights captures detailed reports about PHP page traffic and performance, including metrics indicating:?

  • The most popular URLs.
  • Requests with the longest server-processing times.
  • Requests with the longest user-response times.?
  • Detailed insights about specific URLs.
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Code Tracing records and plays back the execution history of your PHP applications, so you can:

  • Gain deep insight into step-by-step PHP execution and flows via dashboards.
  • Automatically record and monitor event workflows.
  • Manually record an application’s execution flow to streamline troubleshooting.
  • View the call tree for a selected event or trace file.

Job Queue provides offline asynchronous processing of PHP tasks and job-management tools, so you can:?

  • Delay execution of “heavy” parts of web applications that originate from users’ web interactions, to help improve response times and reduce web server load.
  • Track batch jobs, including their status, execution time, and output.
  • Implement different schedule strategies based on time, job priorities, and dependencies.
  • Gather and improve run-time statistics.
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With the Zend Server Deployment tool, you can:

  • Streamline and automate application deployments on servers, clusters, and specific cluster nodes.
  • Minimize failures and ensure consistency across development, staging, and production environments by using deployment packages with your code, scripts, dependencies, metadata, and installation parameters.?
  • Deploy apps manually from Zend Server or using a custom continuous-delivery cycle built with Zend Server APIs.?
  • Update applications without requiring a web server restart to maintain 100% uptime.?

Session Clustering provides fault-tolerant, high-performing, session-storage tools for PHP clusters, so you can:?

  • Improve linear scalability and simplify cluster setup.?
  • Avoid setting up servers in addition to your front-end web servers.?
  • Improve load balancing and performance.?
  • Boost system availability by ensuring session continuity — even if an outage occurs.

With Data Cache, you can boost app performance by:?

  • Caching the entire output of PHP scripts or script elements for specified durations.
  • Caching different types of data, including strings, arrays, objects, and sensitive information such as credit card numbers or addresses.
  • Caching items in shared memory, on disk, or in namespaces.
  • Collecting cache reports and using analytics to add and correct rules that improve caching.
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You can seamlessly extend the capabilities of Zend Server so that it interoperates with other software solutions by taking advantage of:?

  • Plugins for more than 75 PHP-based products including WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Joomla, Zend Framework, Apigility, Laravel, Symfony, Doctrine2, Redis, OPcache, MariaDB, and LoS Modules.
  • API extensions?for creating your own plugins.

Understand Your Zend Server Options

Zend Server?Editions

You can choose from development and production editions. Here are the key differences:

?Development StandardDevelopment EnterpriseProduction Small BusinessProduction ProfessionalProduction

Production Environments


Typical Use

Individual developersDevelopment teamsSingle-server, production appsMulti-server
production apps
24x7x365, business-critical apps


2-day response on business days via web tickets1-day response on business days via web tickets and phone2-day response on business days via web tickets6-hour response on business days
via phone
2-hour response 24x7x365
via phone

Long-Term Support



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Zend Server Platform Choices

In addition to running Zend Server on Linux and Windows, you can also run Zend Server?on IBM i and take advantage of ready-to-go Zend Server cloud instances.

Zend Server on IBM i

You can use Zend Server to develop PHP apps for the IBM i platform. For more information, please visit the Zend Server IBM i page.

Zend Server Public Cloud Instances

You can deploy Zend Server on premises and in the public cloud as software-as-a-service (SaaS). For more information about Zend Server SaaS options, please visit the Zend Cloud Solutions page.

Zend Server Trial

Start your free 30-day trial to see how you can increase PHP app performance, security, and scalability with Zend Server.

Enterprise Services

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