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Now, that you have installed Zend Framework you can test it to be sure it is installed correctly. There are two methods we'll cover here to be sure it is installed correctly and functioning as it should. If you have not installed Zend Framework and would like to do so, please see our tutorial. 

Creating a "Hello World" script to test Zend Framework

In this section of the tutorial we're going to show you how to create a "Hello World" script using Zend Framework. This 'Hello World' script is not designed to print to your screen but creates a file called "hello.php" in the same folder. 

  1. First, you'll need to log into cPanel and create a file in File Manager in the public_html folder called "hello_Zend.php"
  2. Next, you'll need to copy the code below and use "Code Edit" to paste the code into your hello_Zend.php file
  3. <?php
    require_once 'Zend/Pdf.php';
    /* create a new pdf document */
    $pdf = new Zend_Pdf();
    /* create a page */
    $page = new Zend_Pdf_Page(Zend_Pdf_Page::SIZE_LETTER_LANDSCAPE);
    /* setup font */
    $font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithName(Zend_Pdf_Font::FONT_HELVETICA);
    /* write text to page */
    $page->setFont($font, 48);
    $page->drawText('Hello, World!', 250, 500);
    /* add page to document */
    $pdf->pages[] = $page;
    /* save pdf */
  4. Once you have saved the file, you will need to visit the file you have just created in a web browser. The file will be located at Be sure to replace with your actual domain. Please note, the file will not display anything on the screen. The 'Hello World' file we just created is actually designed to create a PDF file in the same directory called "hello.pdf"
  5. Look in file manager, within cPanel and verify the pdf file was created. Be sure to refresh cPanel to see the file if you are still logged in. Now, visit the file in your web browser by going to  You should see something similar as below:
  6. hello_world_2

If you see the results as the above screenshot, you have been successful in creating your first Zend Framework 'Hello World' script. If you need further assistance please feel free to contact our support department.

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