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This document explains to you how to install Xdebug extension to your Web server and prepare it for work with PhpStorm.


  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:



    Since PHP 5.3, you always need to use the zend_extension, and 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:


    2. Open a page corresponds to this file and check phpinfo() output. It should contain Xdebug section: