Installing Zend Server on Windows

This section describes the procedure for installing Zend Server on Windows.

To run Zend Server on Windows, you need the following:

  • Generally, you should install Zend Server on Windows using an account that has administrator rights. Otherwise, you may encounter problems with certain operations such as editing the PATH environment variable or accessing the Service Control Manager.
  • Enough space on the hard drive to unpack and install (generally a minimum of 200 megabytes is recommended.)

Zend Server for Windows is available in a binary distribution that contains a setup program .exe file. The .exe file installs everything you need to start using Zend Server immediately.


After installing Zend Server 8.5, you will automatically be using a 30-day Enterprise edition trial license. To continue working with Zend Server after this time period, contact Zend for a new license. For more information on Zend Serve editions, see Zend Server Editions.

IIS Note:

The default installation of IIS does not have the URL rewrite capabilities. While Zend Server itself does not require such capabilities, you may want to take advantage of it in the applications that you run in Zend Server (for example, when using Zend Framework based applications that use the default MVC components). In this case, refer to this topic.

Installing Zend Server with the Windows Installer

The following procedure describes how to install Zend Server on Windows using a binary distribution.



Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To install Zend Server:

  1. Download Zend Server for Windows from

  2. After completing the download, double-click on the .exe file to start the installation process.
    The Zend Server Installer Welcome page is displayed.

  1. Click Next.
    The Zend Server License Agreement is displayed.

  1. Read the specified terms, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and click Next.
    The Setup Type page is displayed.

  1. There are three installation types available: Typical, Full, and Custom.

    • The Typical installation type installs the most common options and is recommended for most users. The installed components are Zend Optimizer+, Zend Loader, Zend Debugger, Zend Cache, Zend Framework, Monitor and Page Cache and Oracle OCI Driver.

    • The Full installation type installs all components included in the installation package. The components are Zend Optimizer+, Zend Loader, Zend Debugger, Zend Cache, Java Server, Zend Framework, Oracle OCI Driver, IBM DB2 RTCL,  Monitor, Page Cache and MySQL. The full installation package requires an Internet connection while running the installation, to download online components.

    • The Custom installation type gives you complete control over which packages you wish to install and the installation path that is used. The components are Zend Optimizer+, Zend Loader, Zend Debugger, Zend Cache, Java Server, Zend Framework, Oracle OCI Driver, IBM DB2 RTCL, Monitor, Page Cache and MySQL.
      Select your setup type, and click Next.
      The Web Server page is displayed.

  1. Select a Web server on which to install the PHP and the Installation Location, and click Next.
    The Apache Port Number page is displayed. If you selected IIS in the previous page, skip to step 9.

  1. Configure the ports your Web server will listen to. Click Check Ports to verify the ports are not occupied.

  2. Click Next.
    The Installation Settings page is displayed.

  1. Review the features to be installed, and click Install.
    Zend Server is installed, and upon completion will display the Installation Complete page.

  1. Click Finish.
    Zend Server will launch in your browser. For information on the launching process, see Launching Zend Server.

The Custom Installation
The custom installation installs select components and provides an option to choose the Web server on which to install PHP. After confirming the installation, if the port number is already in use, you are asked to specify a different port number. The selected Web server is configured to the port specified after completing the installation.


To launch Zend Server, and access the UI, open your browser at: https://<Server_IP>:10082/ZendServer (secure), or http://<Server_IP>:10081/ZendServer.