Zend Server Alternatives

    Zend Server is described as 'is the #1 professional PHP stack. It is the most complete PHP distribution with a continuously updated set of advanced value-add features designed to optimize productivity, performance, scalability and reliability' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Zend Server for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zend Server are MAMP (Freemium), AMPPS (Free), Fenix Web Server (Free, Open Source) and Open Server (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 26, 2020

    1. XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and to use. XAMPP is free even for commercial uses
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    2. MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running on your system.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      AMPPS is an easy to install software stack of Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl, Python and Softaculous auto-installer that can be used on Desktops and office servers.
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    3. Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Open Server - a portable server platform and software environment designed specifically for web developers, taking into account their recommendations and suggestions. Open Server is much more functional than complex software like XAMPP or WAMPSERVER.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Wordpress
      Choose fictional domain names to personalize each of your projects and create dozens of virtual servers in seconds. WordPress designers and developers seldom work on a single project.
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    4. With SecureWAMP you can set up a complete and safe WAMP-System in a few minutes, which you can administrate completely via a GUI.
    5. WPN-XM - is a free and open-source web server solution stack for professional PHP development on the Windows platform.
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    6. Nginx MariaDB Redis Php development stack for Windows, with Composer, Adminer, LetsEncrypt certificates, WinSCP, multiple PHP versions, projects and virtual servers.
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    7. RoadRunner is the modern-day answer to the age-old question, “How can I effectively and safely speed up my PHP application?”.
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