- Download the Zend Debugger package which corresponds to your operating system.
- Locate the ZendDebugger.so (Unix) or ZendDebugger.dll (Windows) file in the directory which corresponds to your version of PHP (e.g. 4.3.x, 4.4.x, 5.0.x, 5.1.x, 5.2.x, 5.3.x, 5.4.x).
- Copy the file to your Web server in a location that is accessible by the Web server.
- Locate and open the active php.ini file.
To find out which php.ini file is active, create and run a test file with phpinfo(), then search for the Loaded Configuration File.
- Locate or create the [Zend] section.
- To load the Zend Debugger extension, add one of the following lines inside the [Zend] section depending on your operating system:
- Linux and Mac OS X:
Windows non-thread safe:
The Windows non-thread safe binary file is only used with Zend Core 2.0.
- Linux and Mac OS X:
To enable access to Zend Debugger from PhpStorm, add the following lines:
zend_extension=<full_path_to_zend_debugger_extension> zend_debugger.allow_hosts=127.0.0.1 zend_debugger.expose_remotely=allowed_hosts
The value of the zend_debugger.allow_hosts parameter is the IPs of your machine to connect to the server debugger. It could be a comma-separated list of IPs in the format X.X.X.X (for example, 192.168.0.6).
For a thread-safe Windows binary use the zend_extension_ts parameter instead of zend_extension.
- Restart your Web server.
- To check that the Zend Debugger has been installed and configured correctly, create a file with the following contents:
Open the page that corresponds to the file in the browser. The output should contain a Zend Debugger section.
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
- Open the Project Settings and click PHP.
- On the PHP page that opens, click the Browse button next to the Interpreter drop-down list.
- In the Interpreter dialog box that opens, choose Zend Debugger from the Debugger drop-down list.
- Define the Zend Debugger behaviour. Click Debug under the PHP node.
On the Debug page that opens, specify the following settings in the Zend Debugger area:
- In the Debug Port text box, appoint the port for PhpStorm to communicate with the tool through. Type the port number specified in the php.ini file.
- To have PhpStorm accept any incoming connections from Zend Debugger engines through the port specified in the Debug port text box, select the Can accept external connections check box.
- To use a debugger toolbar in the browser, specify the port through which the debugger settings are passed to the browser in the Settings broadcasting port text box.