In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Zend Framework on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Zend Framework is an open-source, object-oriented web application framework for PHP. The framework is modular, extensible and highly secure and that is why it is used by many developers.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Zend Framework on Ubuntu 14.04 server.
Install Zend Framework on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.
Step 3. Install Zend framework.
Execute the following command in order to install Zend framework on your server:
apt-get install zend-framework
Once installed, navigate to your server’s directory root and create your first project:
cd /var/www/ zf create project YourFirstProject
Then, navigate to the /var/www/YourFirstProject/library/ directory and create a symbolic link to the library directory using the following commands:
cd /var/www/YourFirstProject/library/ ln -s /usr/share/php/libzend-framework-php/Zend
Step 4. Configure Apache2 web server.
As described on official Zend Framework site, you should create a virtual host for your zend project. To edit your /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default file you can use an editor of your choice:
Edit the following lines to match your needs:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/YourFirstProject/public/ ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com <Directory /var/www/YourFirstProject/public/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-error_log CustomLog /var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log common </VirtualHost>
Save and close the file once you are done. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effect:
service apache2 restart
Step 5. Access Zend Framework.
Zend Framework will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favourite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com or http://server-ip. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Zend Framework. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Zend Framework on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Zend Framework website.