Zend PHP Engine Overview

Zend PHP Engine is the #13 ranked solution in our list of top Application Infrastructure tools. It is most often compared to Apache Web Server: Zend PHP Engine vs Apache Web Server

What is Zend PHP Engine?
Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.

Zend PHP Engine is also known as PHP Engine.

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it_user854043
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Apr 24, 2018
Provides a complete environment for PHP development, but can be difficult to scale

Pros and Cons

  • "The cache modules that Zend provides have been able to optimize and accelerate the loading of the pages when there was exponential growth in data volume and quantity of requests. At the same time, the monitoring console allowed us to have a real-time understanding of the resources and to make decisions when they were at the limit."
  • "Offers a complete environment to develop PHP applications. It is valuable because it allows you to have a complete stack (PHP, MySQL, Zend Server) enabling the building of a development environment, and to deploy to the production system."
  • "The process of installing and configuring the product is a bit complex and could be improved."
  • "Although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the product at seven out of 10 because, although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system. And if you do not have enough knowledge of the product, the initial configuration itself can be difficult. Although, of course, I know about AWS and we have worked with AWS, we have not done so in an implementation with this product. Take a complete look at the manuals and documentation before starting to configure the server, to help avoid…
it_user253797
IT Consultant, Business Owner, Lecturer at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Feb 5, 2018
Gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand functionalities

Pros and Cons

  • "​Zend Engine is the core of PHP. It makes PHP fast, efficient, and basically, the language of choice for web applications."
  • "Zend Engine gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand the functionalities you need for your web project."
  • "The Zend Framework provides an easy, open source way to produce coding based on the needs of our customers.​"
  • "Scaling up is an important factor for large projects, and with PHP 7 and its performance improvements, this becomes even easier.​"
  • "The main area that Zend needs to improve is to support asynchronous programming tasks, which is facilitated in PHP 7, but not at the same degree as HHVM.​​"
  • "SQL queries have always been an issue with PHP, especially if you use large tables, which require caution from the side of the developer.​"

What other advice do I have?

Zend PHP has evolved a lot since its initial concept. At the moment, it is the language of our choice. Easy to use and implement, flexible, and with the right developers, you can do a lot. Scaling up is an important factor for large projects, and with PHP 7 and its performance improvements, this becomes even easier.
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it_user158343
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jan 23, 2018
Streamlines PHP web app dev but lacks integration of MVC with ORM tools for PHP

Pros and Cons

  • "Faster web app implementation, when PHP dev is required by customers."
  • "Integration of MVC with ORM tools for PHP is okay, but lacking a short list of decent ORM tools for PHP to choose from; there is ample room for improvement in both areas."

What other advice do I have?

Open source tools are tricky to consider because some aspects of TCO may not be straightforward to identify, such as sizing and impact from the perspective of an ISV.
it_user3894
IT Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Jan 22, 2013
Performance issues

What other advice do I have?

It is object-oriented hence makes web programing easy and faster.
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