Connect your PHP applications to resources on your IBM i (evolved from AS/400, iSeries) using the open source (free!) PHP Toolkit for IBM i.
Jointly supported by Zend and IBM and co-developed by Alan Seiden and IBM’s Tony Cairns, the toolkit is sometimes known as the XML Toolkit because the PHP front end and the XMLSERVICE RPG back end communicate internally via XML.
PHP Toolkit / XML Service Downloads
This download link takes you to the Zend web site, where the Toolkit is included with all Zend Server downloads, Releases 5.6 and higher. Just scroll down the page to download older versions of Zend Server.
Hosted on the Young i Professionals site, an open source wonderland for IBM i. Log in to access the following downloads and resources:
- Latest Toolkit Downloads for both PHP front end and XMLSERVICE back end, installation instructions, and documentation
- XMLSERVICE toolkit back-end change log
The official documentation can be found on the Zend web site.
Tips on Using PHP Toolkit for IBM i
New PHP Toolkit: a Perfect Match for RPG, an article by Alan Seiden.
***For the most complete, accurate information in one place about using the PHP Toolkit, we recommend Alan’s presentation, Bring RPG/COBOL business logic to the web with the PHP Toolkit (PDF format).