For all those in open source web application development, like myself, LAMP/WAMP is well known term, especially if your development is based on PHP. Imagine WAMP with commercial support available and you what to you get? You get Zend Core. I don’t mean to be harsh neither to WAMP or Zend Core with statements like these. I’m simply trying to explain as short as possible, to those interested in Zend Core what it actually is.
It is a simplified installation of the full PHP application stack, including web server, databases, extensions and Zend Framework. This last is really interesting if you prefer Zend Framework for development.
Zend Core comes with 3 subscription models (levels): Silver, Gold and Platinum. With prices ranging from $250 – $750 per dual processor-core. Subscriptions provide support for bug fixes, security patches and maintenance releases for automatic and manual downloading & deployment via the Zend Network. All of this trough Web-based support & phone support.
Below are the screen shots of entire installation process and application overview. I screen shotted entire administration interface, so if you are considering going Zend Core you might find it useful.
And that’s it. Complete screen shot tour of Zend Core.