Everyone knows installing PHP on IBM i is easy. Just download the save file and run the RSTLICPGM command. But not everyone knows what that RSTLICPGM does. What is it putting on the machine? Where is it putting it? How does it all work together? In this session we'll take a look at the IFS directories added by the Zend Server installer to see what's in them. We'll see where PHP and PHP extensions, Apache and FastCGI configurations, log files, and more are kept. We'll also talk about how these new file objects interact with existing prerequisite software on the IBM i to present dynamic pages to the web. This session is for PHP developers and administrators interested in learning how PHP fits in with the unique operating environment of IBM i.


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rodneyoliver at 22:05 on 24 Oct 2017

I found Rod's talk particularly helpful due to the fact that I'm a new to iSeries role in the PHP landscape. It was good to get a an overview where the important files live/exist on the iSeries. Would like to have more time for questions after the talk

Aaron Todd at 06:05 on 30 Oct 2017

Rod's walkthrough was excellent. This was only the second time seeing the install take place on the IBM i, and the first was too fast to soak in. Following along with Rod and getting is direction and opinions as a "support" guy were very helpful.