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A2 Hosting Announces Support for Zend Framework


Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 22, 2008 – Linux web hosting company A2 Hosting ( has announced the unveiling of Zend Framework hosting ( on their web servers. Zend Framework is a thoroughly tested PHP component library, created to aid in the development of modern Web 2.0 applications and a variety of other web services. It was created with the objective to make web development straightforward while also encouraging best practices among PHP developers. Zend Framework has met its lofty objectives while also managing to be lightweight, flexible and easily adoptable. Current and future A2 Hosting customers now have access to Zend Framework hosting support.

Zend Technologies spokesperson and chief evangelist Bradford Cottel comments, “A2 Hosting has always taken great pride in their ability to support the latest in PHP hosting technology. Their release and support of Zend Framework provides significant value to the growing numbers of developers looking to create modern web applications based on open source, industry standard technologies.”

Zend Framework hosting is available for all A2 Hosting shared reseller and semi-dedicated hosting packages; dedicated customers may utilize Zend Framework upon request. VPS hosting customers also have the ability to install Zend Framework themselves. Further assistance can be obtained by contacting A2 Hosting’s support staff and via A2 Hosting’s thorough knowledgebase.

Some of the benefits that A2 Hosting customers will enjoy from this release include:

* AJAX support through JSON for the creation of powerful, simple to use applications
* Easy organization and access to data formats necessary for Web 2.0 applications
* Ability to consume and publish in this leading web service environment
* Access to an object-oriented PHP 5 class library created around top PHP practices
* Use of a thoroughly tested, stable and dependable framework.

About A2 Hosting:

A2 Hosting, Inc is a Linux based web hosting company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan focused on meeting and exceeding all of their customers’ needs. A2 Hosting’s range of services include affordable, developer friendly website hosting for personal homepages up to full service solutions for businesses of all sizes. A2 Hosting supports a wide range of internet technologies including PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, and many more.

About Zend:

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying, and managing business-critical PHP applications. For more information, visit For more information on the Zend Framework project, visit


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