Friday, 18 January 2013

Installing Zend Framework


Zend Framework


Installing Zend Framework in WAMP (Windows (7) , Apache , MySQL , PHP) :-

I used the following version of the softwares :-

1) Apache 2.4.2
2) PHP 5.4.3
3) MySQL 5.5.24
4) Zend Framework 1. 12.0

You can use any other databases or packages as you like , the general installation procedure is the same !
My installation directory :- F:\wamp\www\zend , i will use this for future reference .

Step 1 .  Download Zend Framework here (Zend Framework Download Link)

Step 2 . Extract the zipped archive into any directory (in this case F:/wamp/www)

Step 3 . Open php.ini , normally this is situated inside apache/apache2.x.x/bin/ (F:/wamp/bin/apache/apache2.4.2/bin) . If u don't know where it is situated , create a php file with the following as it's contents :-
<?php
echo phpinfo();
?>

Then open it from your browser , it'll list all your php settings and which php.ini file was loaded , you can get the location of php.ini from there !

Step 4 .  Find the following lines :-

; Windows: "\path1;\path2"
include_path = ".;f:\php"   <Your drive , or directory may differ>

Now add the following to include_path :- ;Path\to\zend\library
In my case i had something like this :-

; Windows: "\path1;\path2"
include_path = ".;c:\php\includes;f:\wamp\www\zend\library"

Step 5 . Restart Apache

Step 6 . Add Path\to\zend\bin (Eg :- F:\wamp\www\zend\bin) to your Path system variable (For more information on how to add it to path system variable See This)

That's it , you are all done now !!

To test your installation of Zend Framework , type this at the command prompt :-

zf show version , it should output the current Zend Framework Version !!






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