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Matthew Weier O'Phinney: Zend Server, ZF2, and Page Caching

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 7 November 2012.
PHPDeveloper
If you're considering using Zend Server in your development, you might find this new post from Matthew Weier O'Phinney interesting. It talks about a handy feature of the tool and how it can help with the performance of a Zend Framework 2-based application.

Zend Server has a very cool Page Caching feature. Basically, you can provide URLs or URL regular expressions, and tell Zend Server to provide full-page caching of those pages. This can provide a tremendous performance boost, without needing to change anything in your application structure; simply enable it for a set of pages, and sit back and relax. [...] However, this feature is not entirely straight-forward when using a framework that provides its own routing, such as ZF2. The reason is because it assumes by default that each match maps to a specific file on the filesystem, and prepares the caching based on the actual file it hits.

Since configuration is mostly done through Server's web interface, this could be a problem. Thankfully, he shows you another setting that allows you to cache multiple versions of pages based on parameters you define. Using this and a setting of "_SERVER" with a value of "[REQUEST_URI]" you should be good to go.