Aspose.PDF Java for PHP

Introduction to Aspose.PDF Java for PHP

PHP / Java Bridge

The PHP/Java Bridge is an implementation of a streaming, XML-based network protocol, which can be used to connect a native script engine, for example PHP, Scheme or Python, with a Java virtual machine. It is up to 50 times faster than local RPC via SOAP, requires less resources on the web-server side. It is faster and more reliable than direct communication via the Java Native Interface, and it requires no additional components to invoke Java procedures from PHP or PHP procedures from Java.


Aspose.PDF for Java

Aspose.PDF for Java is a PDF document creation component that enables your Java applications to read, write and manipulate PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat.

Aspose.PDF for Java is an affordably priced component that offers an incredible wealth of features, these include: PDF compression options, table creation and manipulation, graph support, image functions, extensive hyperlink functionality, extended security controls and custom font handling.

Aspose.PDF for Java allows you to create PDF files directly through the provided API and XML templates. Using Aspose.PDF for Java will also enable you to add PDF capabilities to your applications in no time.

Aspose.PDF Java for PHP

Project Aspose.PDF for PHP shows how different tasks can be performed using Aspose.PDF Java APIs in PHP. This project is aimed to provide useful examples for PHP Developers who want to utilise Aspose.PDF for Java in their PHP Projects using PHP/Java Bridge.

System Requirements and Supported Platforms

System Requirements

Following are the system requirements to use Aspose.Words Java for PHP:

  • Tomcat Server 8.0 or above installed.
  • PHP/JavaBridge is configured.
  • FastCGI is installed.
  • Downloaded Aspose.PDF component.

Supported Platforms

Following are the supported platforms:

  • PHP 5.3 or above
  • Java 1.8 or above

Downloads and Configure

Download Required Libraries

Download required libraries mentioned below. These are the required for executing Aspose.PDF Java for PHP examples.

Download Examples from Social Coding Sites

Following releases of running examples are available to download on below mentioned social coding sites:


How to configure the source code on Linux Platform

Please follow these simple steps in order to open and extend the source code while using:

1. Install Tomcat Server

To install tomcat server, issue following command on the linux console. This will successfully install tomcat server.

 sudo apt-get install tomcat8

2. Download and Configure PHP/JavaBridge

In order to download the PHP/JavaBridge binaries, issue following command on the linux console.


Unzip the PHP/JavaBridge binaries by issuing the following command on linux console.

  unzip -d

This will extract JavaBridge.war file. Copy it to tomcat88 webapps folder by issuing the following command on Linux console.

  sudo cp JavaBridge.war /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps/JavaBridge.war

By copying, tomcat8 will automatically create a new folder “JavaBridge” in webapps.

If any error message appears then install  FastCGI by issuing the following command on Linux console.

  sudo apt-get install php55-cgi

If JAVA_HOME error is displayed, then open /etc/default/tomcat8 file and uncomment the line that sets the JAVA_HOME.

3. Configure Aspose.PDF Java for PHP Examples

Clone, PHP examples by issuing the following commands inside webapps/JavaBridge folder. 

$ git init 

$ git clone []

How to configure the source code on Windows Platform

Please follow below simple steps to configure PHP/Java Bridge on Windows Platform

  1. Install PHP5 and configure as you normally do

  2. Install JRE 6 (Java Runtime Environment) if you don’t already have it. You can check this in C:\Program Files etc. You can download it here . I am using JRE 6 as It is compatible with PHP Java Bridge (PJB).

  3. Install Apache Tomcat 8.0. You can download it here

  4. Download JavaBridge.war. Copy this file to tomcat webapps directory. (ex: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps )

  5. Restart tomcat apache service.

  6. Go to http://localhost:8080/JavaBridge/test.php to check if php works. You can find other examples in there

  7. Copy your Aspose.PDF Java jar file to C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps\JavaBridge\WEB-INF\lib

  8. Clone Aspose.PDF Java for PHP examples inside C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps\ folder.

  9. Copy folder C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps\JavaBridge\java to your Aspose.PDF Java for PHP examples folder.

  10. Restart apache tomcat service and start using examples.

Support, Extend and Contribute


From the very first days of Aspose, we knew that just giving our customers good products would not be enough. We also needed to deliver good service. We are developers ourselves and understand how frustrating it is when a technical issue or a quirk in the software stops you from doing what you need to do. We’re here to solve problems, not create them.

This is why we offer free support. Anyone who uses our product, whether they have bought them or are using an evaluation, deserves our full attention and respect.

You can log any issues or suggestions related to Aspose.Cells Java for PHP using any of the following platforms:

Extend and Contribute

Aspose.PDF Java for PHP is open source and its source code is available on the major social coding websites listed below. Developers are encouraged to download the source code and contribute by suggesting or adding new feature or improving the existing ones, so that others could also benefit from it.

Source Code

You can get the latest source code from one of the following locations