Following the initial release of Zend's latest software - Zend Server - Vikram Vaswani has written up a guide to help you get started using the Community Edition.
The last weekend was a little different. Having read about the new Zend Server Community Edition, I decided that instead of the usual procedure I follow to reinstall my PHP environment, I'd give the new one-click installer a try and see if it saved me some time. It worked out pretty well, and over the next few pages, I'm going to tell you what I did and guide you through the process of installing and using the application for your own development. And I'll also show you how simple it is to install and use PHP/MySQL applications under Zend Server CE, with a live demonstration using an off-the-shelf CMS.
He runs through the install of the software with screenshots of both the Linux and Windows-based installers. Following the install (complete with screenshots), he looks at the web-based admin interface and how to configure your install exactly how you want it. He installs phpMyAdmin and the Digitalus CMS system on top of it and ends up with a working installation and a basic "About Me" page to show for it.