I am going to explain how to make a very simple hello world application using Zend Framework. While doing this I am going to try to explain how Zend Framework manages MVC.
Zend Framework uses the Front Controller pattern on its implementation of MVC. This means that all calls to your website are managed by one file and this files routes to a correct controller based on the URL of the call.
For this example we are going to create a folder for our application: /home/adrian/www/hello. Inside that folder we need to create three folders: application, library and public.