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Debug PHP in IntelliJ IDEA

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IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.1 has support for PHP. And the fine folks at JetBrains have given debug support which is awesome squared !
In just a few minutes you can get debug going on for your PHP applications.
Note : These instructions are for the ultimate edition of IDEA ( not the community edition which does not have php support ), and Ubuntu 10.04.
1. Install xdebug :
sudo apt-get install php5-xdebug
2. Add xdebug configuration at the end of php.ini
sudo vi /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
Append these lines at the end
xdebug.remote_enable=On xdebug.remote_host="localhost" xdebug.remote_port=9000 xdebug.remote_handler="dbgp"
3. Restart apache
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
4. In IntelliJ here is how I have configured. It is quite simple actually.

Here is the Run configuration

Here is the PHP Setting. Point the server root to your folders.



5. Now put a break point in your code and click on the debug button. A new browser window will be launched, navigate to the page you are testing and voila -…