Zend Server 9 (PHP 7) alongside Zend Server 8.5.3 (PHP 5.6)

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Zend Server 9 (PHP 7) alongside Zend Server 8.5.3 (PHP 5.6)

Postby bart5858 on Wed May 25, 2016 9:35 am

Hi

I'm happy for the release of the new version but i'm wondering if it's possible to install two instances alongside each other (won't be running at the same time). I'm looking forward to start developing and migrating apps to PHP 7, but i still have some of them written in frameworks that aren't compatible with PHP 7. Hence the need for ability to switch, i don't have problem with maintaing two separete confirguration, but instalation notes speaks only about upgrading previous instalation.

My OS is windows
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Re: Zend Server 9 (PHP 7) alongside Zend Server 8.5.3 (PHP 5

Postby MickeyZend on Thu May 26, 2016 1:43 pm

Hi,

The scenario described by you for running 2 versions of Zend Server on the same machine is not supported thus not recommended.
You may run into registry issues, services (daemons) which would make the task somewhere between very complex to impossible (both in terms of service names and the ports they use).
So you're probably safer with installing ZS9 from scratch on a separate machine/VM. BTW the AWS availability of ZS can be of assistance in such use cases:

http://www.zend.com/en/solutions/cloud-solutions/amazon-web-services-free-trial



Thanks,
Mickey.
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