Learning Zend Framework2(Step By Step Series)



Zend Framework2 Installation Steps

ZF2 Installation steps


Zend Framefork2Firstly know your php version by writing php -v on cmd

If console shows something like this “php is  not an internal or external command” then

For that you need to set environment variables


a)Right click My Computer->Properties->advanced->Environment Variables->Search for path add this line


Again write php -v If php version <= 5.3.1 then you have to upgrade php to version > 5.3.1

Steps Of Installation

1)Upgrade php to > 5.3.1

2)Better option reinstall xampp


3)download Zend skeleton from github from the following link

4)‎Configure Virtual Hosts for your zend2 skeleton you downloaded in step 3.

For those who dont know how to set up virtual hosts

In Short

Go To xampp/apache/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

##<VirtualHost *:100>
##ServerAdmin postmaster@dummy-host2.localhost
##DocumentRoot “C:\zend2\public”
##ServerName dummy-host2.localhost
##ServerAlias http://www.dummy-host2.localhost
##ErrorLog “logs/dummy-host2.localhost-error.log”
##CustomLog “logs/dummy-host2.localhost-access.log” combined

Similarly go to xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf

listen 100

<VirtualHost *:100>
DocumentRoot “C:\zend2\public”
ServerName localhost:100
DocumentRoot “C:\zend2\public”
<Directory “C:\zend2\public”>
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
Require all granted

5)First time when you will run your application skeleton it will ask for composer

For that just follow these steps

a)Open cmd
b)Browse to the location of application
c)run the following 2 commands
php composer.phar self-update
php composer.phar install

There are a number of articles you could read that could help:
Also, these blog categories have useful info:
For source code: