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  1. Download the Xdebug extension compatible with your PHP version.
  2. Copy the extension file to your Web server in a location that is accessible by the Web server.
  3. Add the following lines at the end of your php.ini file:
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    Since PHP 5.3, you always need to use the 'zend_extension', and not NOT 'zend_extension_ts', 'zend_extension_debug' or 'extension'.

  4. Restart your Web server
  5. Check your installation:
    1. Create a file with the following content:
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    2. Open a page corresponds to this file and check phpinfo() output. It should contain Xdebug section:


Add the following lines to the 'Xdebug' section of your php.ini file:

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xdebug.remote_host=<the host where PhpStorm is running>


xdebug.remote_port=<the port to which Xdebug tries to connect on the host where PhpStorm is running>

The value of 'xdebug.remote_host' can be a host name (e.g. localhost) or an IP address.