How To Install Zend Framework on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Zend Framework on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure of Zend Framework on your Ubuntu 14.04. 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 of Zend Framework on the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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:

nano /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default

Edit the following lines to match your needs:

<VirtualHost *:80>
 ServerAdmin [email protected]
 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 favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com or http://server-ip-address. 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 check the official Zend Framework website.

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