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This document describes Zend PHP on iSeries and where to get support.

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This document describes Zend PHP on iSeries and where to get support.

PHP is an open source scripting language designed for Web application development that enables very simple scripting. PHP can be used for content management, customer relationship management, database access, e-commerce, forums, blogs, and other Web-based applications.

Zend, the PHP company, offers selected PHP products for IBM i5/OS that include the following:

o Zend Core for i5/OS for a robust runtime environment
o Zend Studio Professional for i5/OS for a rich development environment for PHP applications
o Zend Platform for i5/OS for more rapidly developing PHP applications in development plus managing and monitoring PHP applications in production environments
Providing Zend PHP on i5/OS allows clients to easily integrate new PHP solutions with existing investments in IBM DB2 and other business applications running on i5/OS. It also helps make available thousands of existing PHP components and applications and millions of skilled developers. IBM and Zend's joint announcement (along with IBM Redbooks, announcements, and links to other useful information) regarding Zend PHP running on i5/OS can be found at the following Web site:

Ordering Information

To order one of the following Zend products from IBM, users should contact the Americas Call Centers, their local IBM representative, or their IBM Business Partner, or Zend at the Web site,, or call 408-253-8800. To identify a local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (800-426-4968).

Order Fulfillment, Updates, and Support

When one or more of the following Zend products are ordered from IBM, the product and documentation will be shipped from Zend rather than from IBM. Zend Core for i5/OS and Zend Studio Professional for i5/OS can be ordered independently or with an IBM System i hardware order using the System i configurator. The software, updates, and support for Zend products for i5/OS are provided by Zend.

Zend Core for i5/OS, Zend Studio Professional for i5/OS, and Zend Platform for i5/OS can be ordered independently or with an IBM System i hardware order using the System i configurator.

Refer to the following Web sites for additional information:

Who will provide support for Zend’s products on i5/OS?

Zend will provide support for Zend Core and Zend Platform for i5/OS through their Zend Network. They also provide support for Zend Studio and Zend Guard. The Zend Network offers a variety of professional support programs ranging from software updates (delivery of major and minor updates and bug and security hot fixes), Web-based support, business hours support, and premium 24x7 phone support. Refer to the following Web site:

The resources available in the Support Center are as follows:
1. Knowledge Base: A comprehensive repository for common issues for all products including i5 support.
2. Online Documentation: Zend product documentation for all products, including specific i5 documentation.
3. Product Specific Forums: This includes various forums for all our products. A special section is related to PHP on IBM i.
Also, it is important to note that IBM i customers can retrieve useful information outside their specific location. For example, customers can get specific information about the product operation in the i5 environment in 'Zend Studio for Eclipse i5 edition' forum. In addition, customers can get additional valuable information about the inside of the Studio product in the general Studio forum.

Finally, there is a user community that can be found at

Zend Products for i5/OS

5639-ZC1 Zend Core for i5/OS
5771-ZC1 Zend Core for i5/OS SWMA
5639-ZS1 Zend Studio Professional for i5/OS
5771-ZS1 Zend Studio Professional for i5/OS SWMA

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 6.1
Operating System IBM i 7.2
Operating System IBM i 7.1

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Document information

More support for: IBM i
Programming (Languages- compilers- tools)

Software version: 5.2.0, 5.3.0, 5.4.0, 6.1.0, 7.1, 7.1.0, 7.2, 7.2.0

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1014399

Modified date: 10 April 2013

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