This article provides some basic tips to help you find, download, and install Zend Server for IBM i.
This article only applies to older versions 2019 and earlier
This article only applies to versions of Zend Server that are installed as Licensed Programs, which includes versions 2019 and earlier. To install the latest version of Zend Server, which is distributed as an RPM, please see the instructions in the manual: Installing Zend Server for IBM i
Any supported release of IBM i that does not have Zend Server installed, or has an earlier version that requires Migration rather than Upgrade to the new version, such as Zend Server 5 (Version 5 customers can learn more about the migration process here: Upgrade (Migrate) Zend Server for IBM i version 5 to a later version
The Zend Server for IBM i installer can be downloaded here:
You may be prompted to enter some information and wait for an email confirmation, which will contain a download link.
Once on the download page, select the IBM i platform, and choose the installer for the version of PHP that is desired. (For first time installations, or for migrations from Zend Server 5, the "upgrade from" installers found in the Additional Downloads section should not be used. These installers are for upgrades only).
Installation instructions are included in the downloaded package. Unzip the download file and find the Installation_Instructions_for_IBM_i.txt file.
For some helpful tips to help make sure your installation is a success, please check our installation troubleshooter:
After installing Zend Server for IBM i, please return to the download page:
If there are any Hotfix updates, please download and apply them. Please choose updates for the version of Zend Server and of PHP in use. Each update will include instructions for installation.