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  1. Download the Xdebug extension compatible with your PHP version (mind the PHP version number and thread-safe/non-thread-safe option) from the official site. These instructions are based on the latest version in the 2.x release of Xdebug.
  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:
    Code Block
    [Xdebug]
    zend_extension=<full_path_to_xdebug_extension>
    xdebug.remote_enable=1
    xdebug.remote_host=<the host where PhpStorm is running (e.g. localhost)>
    xdebug.remote_port=<the port to which Xdebug tries to connect on the host where PhpStorm is running (default 9000)>
    
    Note

    Since PHP 5.3, you always need to use the 'zend_extension', and NOT 'zend_extension_ts', 'zend_extension_debug' or 'extension'.

    Info

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

    Info

    The value of 'xdebug.remote_port' is usually 9000. It is default value in Xdebug and PhpStorm. Ensure that the specified port is opened on your client machine.

    For additional information check http://xdebug.org/docs/remote
  4. Restart your web server
  5. Check your installation:
    1. Execute in the terminal
      Code Block
      php --version
    2. Or create a file with the following content:
      Code Block
      <?php
      phpinfo();
      
    3. Open a page corresponds to this file and check phpinfo() output. It should contain Xdebug section:

Once you've installed and configured Xdebug, you can use the Validating Your Debugging Configuration tool to confirm that the configuration of Xdebug and PhpStorm are compatible. 

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