Run/Debug Configuration: PHP Built-in Web Server
This feature is supported in the Ultimate edition only.
Use this dialog box to configure running PHP applications on a local built-in Web server. Note that this configuration is not intended for starting a debugging session. To debug an application running on the built-in server, start the application through this configuration and then connect to the running application as described in Zero-Configuration Debugging.
Click here for the description of the options that are common for all run/debug configurations.
The dialog box consists of the following areas:
Server Configuration area
In this area, configure the access to the built-in Web server.
|Host|| In this text box, type |
|Port|| Use this spin box to specify the port on which the built-in web server runs. By default this port is set to the default IntelliJ IDEA port |
|Document root|| In this text box, type the full path to the folder that will be considered server document root. This can be either the project root or any other folder under it. All the folders under the document root will be recursively submitted to the PHP interpreter. |
The server document root folder will be accessed through HTTP at the above specified host:port. URL addresses for other pages of your applications will be composed based on this mapping.
Type the path manually or click the Browse button and choose the relevant folder in the dialog box, that opens.
|Use router script|| Select this check box to have a PHP router script executed at every HTTP request start-up. The script is run for each HTTP request. If this script returns |
In the text box, specify the location of the script to run. Type the path manually or click the Browse button and choose the file in the dialog box, that opens.
Command Line area
In this area, customize the behavior of the current PHP interpreter by specifying the options and arguments to be passed to the PHP executable file.
|Interpreter options|| In this text box, specify the options to be passed to the PHP executable file. They override the default behavior of the PHP interpreter and/or ensure that additional activities are performed. |
If necessary, click and type the desired options in the Command Line Options dialog box. Type each option on a new line. When you close the dialog box, they are all displayed in the Command line options text box with spaces as separators.
|Custom working directory||In this text box, specify the location of the files that are outside the folder with your sources and are referenced through relative paths. Type the path manually or click the Browse button and select the desired folder in the dialog that opens.|
|Environment variables||In this field, specify the environment variables be passed to the built-in server. See Environment Variables in Apache for details.|
|Alt+Insert||Click this button to add a new configuration to the list.|
|Alt+Delete||Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.|
|Ctrl+D||Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.|
|Edit defaults||Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for newly created configurations.|
|or||Alt+Up or Alt+Down||Use these buttons to move the selected configuration or folder up and down in the list. |
The order of configurations or folders in the list defines the order in which configurations appear in the Run/Debug drop-down list on the main toolbar.
|Move into new folder / Create new folder||Use this button to create a new folder. |
If one or more run/debug configurations are in focus, the selected run/debug configurations are automatically moved to the newly created folder. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Move run/debug configurations to a folder using drag-and-drop, or the buttons.
|Sort configurations||Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.|
|Name||In this text box, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration. This field does not appear for the default run/debug configurations.|
|Defaults||This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.|
|Share|| Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members. |
If the directory-based project format is used, the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate .xml file in the
If the file-based format is used, the settings are stored in the
This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
|Single instance only||If this check box is selected, this run/debug configuration cannot be launched more than once. |
Every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, IntelliJ IDEA checks the presence of the other instances of the same run/debug configuration, and displays a confirmation dialog box. If you click OK in the confirmation dialog box, the first instance of the runner will be stopped, and the next one will take its place.
This makes sense when the usage of certain resources can cause conflicts, or when launching two run/debug configurations of the same type consumes too much of the CPU and memory resources.
If this check box is not selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the runner as required. So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run tool window.
|Before launch||Specify which tasks must be performed before applying the run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list. |