Installed Zend Server CE on one of my servers today.
To install via YUM, you can add the Zend repo as
name=Zend CE $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
name=Zend CE - noarch
yum install zend-ce
This will run a muck on your current website, it basically replaces your current php installation, replaces your mod_php with a zend. The files for the Zend Server are stored in
/usr/local/zend. You will need to restart apache to take advantage of the new Zend.
In a browser you just go to
<yourserver>:10081, from there it will prompt you for a password, then pass you along to the Zend admin page. From there you can enable caching/optimization.
I already had Magento installed, and Zend Server messed with some settings that caused my Magento to generate an error.
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock'
This took me a while to figure out, it went around looking at the config files for Zend
/usr/local/zend/etc/conf.d/ that didn’t seem to help. The fix was specifically telling Magento what unix_socket to use for the db connection.
Need to change local.xml
<connection> <host><![CDATA[localhost]]></host> <username><![CDATA[YOURUSERNAME]]></username> <password><![CDATA[YOURPASSWORD]]></password> <dbname><![CDATA[YOURDBNAME]]></dbname> <unix_socket><![CDATA[/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock]]></unix_socket> <active>1</active> </connection>
I enabled both the Zend Cache and the Zend Optimizer+ and saw some decent increases in performance. Magento is a resource hog and you really need a beefy server to run it, utilizing cacheing is almost a must.
Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. email@example.com