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Getting Started with ZEND Server 6 on Mac OS X

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I’ve just installed ZEND Server 6.3 on my MacBook running Mavericks 10.9.1. Needless to say I’m sill a little shaken up from the huge amount of brain pain this adventure has caused.

Because once downloaded and installed on your system, you may ask yourself a vital question: Now What?

Let’s find out. This article is Work in Progress – bear with me while I flesh it out.

The Basics

ZEND Server on Mac is located here:

  • /usr/local/zend/

Your web files live here:

  • /usr/local/zend/apache2/htdocs

To open this directory in Finder you can navigate there with a Terminal session and open it, like so:

Now you can create a shortcut on your sidebar for easy access.

To access the ZEND Server Admin interface, navigate to the following URL in your browser:

If you’re done with it, you can uninstall ZEND Server with the following command:

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How to install ZEND Framework for use with MAMP

ZEND_logoIf you have MAMP installed and working on your Mac, it’s easy to get started with ZEND Framework development. I’ll show you how in this article.

Download the framework from here:

Choose the full version without ZEND Server (not necessary as we’re using MAMP). Unpack the download and put it somewhere safe. I’m adding mine to my Documents directory. I’ll also rename my folder to something like “ZendFramework” without the version number.

To access it from anywhere on our machine we’ll create an alias named “zf”. zf is a shell script provided by the framework that we’ll need throughout our development journey with ZEND. Let’s to this in a Terminal session:

Replace the path with your own. Notice the call to /bin/zf.sh which is the “real” shell script. Our alias has just made this universal and accessible without having to mess with our shell path.

Verify that it’s working with this:

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