Zend Framework 1 tutorial Part 1: Installing and configuring Apache, PHP, MySQL and an IDE This Zend Framework 1 application will be explain how to build a news portal or blogging website using the Zend Framework. But first let's install a development platform and an IDE. If you have already the tools needed you can jump to the next step. If you prefer to install your development platform on a Mac, I recommend using Mamp (Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP) or Homebrew (A package manager for OS X that can be used to quickly install MySQL, PHP and Apache). If you want to install a development platform on Linux, for example on Cent OS 6 you might want to check out my Cent OS 6 Server Setup tutorial.