PHP Built-in Web Server
Use this dialog to configure running PHP applications on a local PHP 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.
Server Configuration area
In this area, configure the access to the built-in Web server.
In this field, type the name of the host the PHP built-in web server runs on. By default, host is set to localhost, because the built-in server is located on your machine.
Use this spin box to specify the port on which the PHP built-in web server runs. By default this port is set to port 80. You can set the port number to any other value starting with 1024 and higher.
In this field, 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 Browse and choose the relevant folder in the dialog that opens.
Use router script
Select this checkbox 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 field, specify the location of the script to run. Type the path manually or click Browse and choose the file in the dialog 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.
In this field, specify the options to be passed to the PHP executable file. They override the default behavior of the PHP interpreter or ensure that additional activities are performed.
If necessary, click and type the desired options in the Command Line Options dialog. Type each option on a new line. When you close the dialog, they are all displayed in the Command line options field with spaces as separators.
Custom working directory
In this field, 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 Browse and select the desired folder in the dialog that opens.
In this field, specify the environment variables be passed to the built-in server. See Environment Variables in Apache for details.
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:
Specify a name for the run/debug configuration to quickly identify it when editing or running the configuration, for example, from the Run popup Alt+Shift+F10.
Allow parallel run
Select to allow running multiple instances of this run configuration in parallel.
By default, it is disabled, and when you start this configuration while another instance is still running, PhpStorm suggests to stop the running instance and start another one. This is helpful when a run/debug configuration consumes a lot of resources and there is no good reason to run multiple instances.
Store as project file
Save the file with the run configuration settings to share it with other team members. The default location is .idea/runConfigurations. However, if you do not want to share the .idea directory, you can save the configuration to any other directory within the project.
By default, it is disabled, and PhpStorm stores run configuration settings in .idea/workspace.xml.
The tree view of run/debug configurations has a toolbar that helps you manage configurations available in your project as well as adjust default configurations templates.
Create a run/debug configuration.
Delete the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you cannot delete default configurations.
Create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you create copies of default configurations.
The button is displayed only when you select a temporary configuration. Click this button to save a temporary configuration as permanent.
Move into new folder / Create new folder. You can group run/debug configurations by placing them into folders.
To create a folder, select the configurations within a category, click , and specify the folder name. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Then, to move a configuration into a folder, between the folders or out of a folder, use drag or and buttons.
To remove grouping, select a folder and click .
Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.
In this area, you can specify tasks to be performed before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
Click this icon to add one of the following available tasks:
Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
Click these icons to move the selected task one line up or down in the list. The tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.
Show this page
Select this checkbox to show the run/debug configuration settings prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.
Activate tool window
Otherwise, if the checkbox is cleared, the tool window is hidden. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.