|The instructions provided in this article or section are considered advanced.|
You are expected to be knowledgeable in the UNIX shell.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Objectives
- 3 Installing Zend Framework
- 4 See also
This article provides instructions on how to implement the Zend Framework onto a shared hosting environment. Please note that this guide does not teach you about the Zend Framework itself.
|Note:||To proceed with this article, you must have a Shell user enabled and have a basic understanding of the Unix shell. View the following articles for further details:|
Here are the objectives:
- Hackless install, no custom php.ini or messed up redirection in your .htaccess
- Simple and clean file structure
Installing Zend Framework
Step one: creating a new user
View the Users article for details on how to create a new username. When creating it, make sure it’s created as an SSH (Shell) user as this allows you to log into your server to run commands later.
|Note:||For security reasons, it is best to create a new user account to host the domain. Avoid hosting multiple domains on the same user account at all costs! If a hack compromises your account, all the domains running under that specific username can and will be affected.|
Step two: creating a fully hosted domain/subdomain
View the following article which walks you through how to add a fully hosted domain to your panel:
Makes sure to assign the newly created Shell user to the domain when adding it.
Step three: downloading and extracting Zend Framework through a shell (terminal)
- SSH to your user’s home directory.
- In that directory, run the following command:
- View the following page for a full list of available downloads:
- Once downloaded, run the following command to extract the contents into a folder called ‘ZendFramework-1.12.15’:
tar -xvf ZendFramework-1.12.15.tar.gz
- Run the following command to remove the original .tar.gz file:
Step four: modifying the bash profile
- Using the editor of your choice, open the .bash_profile to edit. For example, you can use the ‘nano’ editor:
- Add the following three lines to the end of the file and save it:
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/ZendFramework-1.12.15 export PATH alias zf=$HOME/ZendFramework-1.12.15/bin/zf.sh
- Add the following to the bottom of your .bashrc file:
- Save the file by running CTRL + X, then clicking the ‘Enter’ key.
- Disconnect and reconnect to your terminal (SSH) for the profile changes to take affect. You could also run the following command to update it:
Step five: creating your Zend app
At the terminal (SSH), type the following command (do NOT name your project as a domain name yet):
zf create project yourzendapp
A Zend app appears in a new “yourzendapp” folder.
- Run the following command through a terminal (SSH) where “example.com” is your domain:
mv example.com example.com_OLD
- Symlink it to the “public” directory of your Zend app where “example.com” is your domain:
ln -s yourzendapp/public example.com
- Symlink the Zend library into your zend app:
cd yourzendapp/library ln -s ../../ZendFramework-1.12.15/library/Zend
- Visit your domain and you should see the default Zend mainpage.