Setting up WAMP for Zend Framework Projects

The purpose of this guide is to help experienced and novice. This step by step guide for the more inexperienced. This Zend configuration will not effect your previous project and setting at root directory c:/wamp/www.

  1. Enable virtual hosts, mod_rewrite, and override in ‘httpd.conf’
  2. Set up virtual host in ‘httpd-vhosts.conf’
  3. Follow the Directory Structure
  4. Check include paths for  the Zend library
  5. Add Custom URLs in host file


1. Enable virtual hosts, mod_rewrite, and override in ‘httpd.conf’

Make  sure Wamp server is running. The apache configuration file can be found at ‘C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.11\conf\httpd.conf’ or you can get from WampServer icon in the system tray and go to Apache > httpd.conf.

After making a backup, open it in notepad and search for “vhosts”. Make sure the line
# Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
is uncommented by removing the “#” in front.

Next, look for the line
# LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
and uncomment it too by just removing “#” .

Lastly, look for
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
</Directory>

replace the Above code with below
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride all
Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
</Directory>

and make sure AllowOverride is set to All instead of none. This prompts Apache to apply rules found in the .htaccess files in sub directories. Save and close.

2. Set up virtual host in ‘httpd-vhosts.conf’

Look for the file in ‘ C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.11\conf\extra ’ folder . Make a copy for backup and open it in notepad. Remove all code and simply paste the below code.

# Define localhost

NameVirtualHost localhost:80

DocumentRoot c:/wamp/www

ServerName localhost

ServerAlias localhost

#First Domain for zend

NameVirtualHost dev.local

ServerName dev.local

ServerAlias dev.local

DocumentRoot c:/zendproject/inventory/public

ErrorLog c:/zendproject/inventory/public/error.log

CustomLog c:/zendproject/inventory/public/access.log common

Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews

AllowOverride All

Order allow,deny

Allow from all

# as you can see i have created two local domains and you might create as much as you want each domain for each Zend Framework projects.
I was getting the “You don’t have permission to access” error when accessing the page, so i have included the above directory tags and define the permissions before </VirtualHost> tag:

3. Follow the Directory Structure

Don’t forget to create the directory “c:/zendproject/inventory/public” so that the apache server can tell you about the server error or access error in the log.

4. Check include paths for  the Zend library

Make sure you have copied the Zend library into your /library folder and also paste your bin folder your index.php actually combines it with the PHP include path. So for keeping it simple you just paste the below code in c:/zendproject/inventory/public/index.php

<?php
// Define path to applications or projects directory
   defined('APPLICATION_PATH') || define('APPLICATION_PATH', realpath(dirname(__FILE__) .'/../application'));
 // Define application environment   defined('APPLICATION_ENV') || define('APPLICATION_ENV', (getenv('APPLICATION_ENV') ? getenv('APPLICATION_ENV') : 'production'));
// Ensure library/ is on include_path
   set_include_path(implode(PATH_SEPARATOR, array(     realpath(APPLICATION_PATH . '/../library'),     get_include_path(), )));
/** Zend_Application */
   require_once 'Zend/Application.php';
// Create application, bootstrap, and run
   $application = new Zend_Application(APPLICATION_ENV,APPLICATION_PATH . '/configs/application.ini' );
   $application--->bootstrap()->run();

5. Add Custom URLs in host file

Your host file is located at ‘C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/host’. Its a file without extension, but you can open it with notepad just the same. Add the following line to the end:
127.0.0.1       dev.local
Now you can easily access your zend server by just typing. http://dev.local in any browser.

If you still have any problem in configuring here the Source Code of zendproject. just don’t forget to add the zend library.

That’s it. If you are stilling faceing any problem comment below. Good Luck.

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