Use this dialog to configure running and debugging of single PHP files locally using a PHP console.
In this area, specify the script to run or debug and the parameters to process it with, if applicable.
In this field, specify the location of the file to run or debug. Type the path to the file manually or click Browse and select the desired location in the Choose PHP File dialog that opens.
In this field, type the list of arguments to be passed to the PHP script, same way as if you were entering these parameters in the command line.
If necessary, click and type the desired switches in the Arguments dialog. Type each argument on a new line. As you type, they appear in the Arguments field with spaces as separators.
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.
The list contains all the currently configured local and remote PHP interpreters. Choose one of the configured PHP interpreters from the list, or click and define a new interpreter as described in Configure local PHP interpreters and Configure remote PHP interpreters.
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 the script and are referenced in your script through relative paths. Type the path manually or click the Browse button and select the desired folder in the dialog that opens.
This setting does not block the script execution because the script location is always specified through a full path.
In this field, specify the environment variables be passed to the built-in server. See Environment Variables in Apache for details.
Docker Compose area
This area only appears if you select a Docker Compose-based remote interpreter in the Interpreter field. Here, you can add some Docker Compose commands with options to the run configuration.
Commands and options
You can use the following commands of the Docker Compose Command-Line Interface:
Use this field to preview the complete command string.
For example, the
Use the controls in this area to configure behaviour of the debugging tool.
Break at the first line
Select this checkbox to have the debugging tool stop at the first line of the source code.
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:
Specify a name for the run configuration to quickly identify it among others when editing or running.
Allow multiple instances
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 stopping the running instance and starting another one. This is helpful when a run 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
By default this checkbox is selected and the Run or the Debug tool window opens when you start the run/debug configuration.
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.