Adding Extensions

This section includes information for the following Operating Systems:

  • Zend Server on UNIX/Linux

  • Zend Server for IBM i

Zend Server users can benefit from extension management capabilities for third party extensions as well as for Zend Extensions. This enables users to load and unload all extensions directly from the Zend Server Extensions page.

Important: The newly added extensions will be visible in the User Interface's PHP page however, the directive configuration option will not be active and directives belonging to the extension have to be configured directly from the php.ini file.


Zend Technologies does not provide support for third party products, including extensions. Therefore, if an issue for support arises, please remove all third party extensions by commenting out the reference to them in your php.ini before referring to the Support Center.

There are two types of extensions: PHP extensions and Zend extensions. The extension provider should supply information regarding the extension type (Zend or PHP). Make sure to also check the provider's documentation for possible compatibility issues, PHP version compatibility and any other additional configurations that may be required.