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Trouble configuring xdebug for PhpStorm on XAMPP for Mac (2)

I have followed instructions to install and configure PhpStorm visual debugger for Mac OS, using with the tailored instructions, and worked through every step.

php -v shows:

PHP 5.6.29 (cli) (built: Dec  8 2016 23:03:30) 
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies
with Xdebug v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 2002-2016, by Derick Rethans

in my php.ini (yes I verified this is the correct ini)

zend_extension = /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20131226/
xdebug.remote_host =

I have restarted Apache since making the changes, and yet when I paste my phpinfo.php into the xdebug wizard it analyzes and the summary is as follows:

  • Xdebug Installed: no
  • Server API: Apache 2.0 Handler
  • Windows: no
  • Zend Server: no
  • PHP Version: 5.6.24
  • Zend API nr: 220131226
  • PHP API nr: 20131226
  • Debug Build: no
  • Thread Safe Build: no
  • Configuration File Path: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc
  • Configuration File: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/php.ini
  • Extensions directory: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20131226

Any help is much appreciated.

EDIT: I have also followed the instructions at to configure debugging on in the PhpStorm IDE.


my phpinfo():

  • Configuration File (php.ini) Path /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc
  • Loaded Configuration File /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/php.ini

EDIT 3: Link to ENTIRE PhpInfo()

For future reference:

User followed this tutorial to be able to use xdebug on XAMPP/OSX and PhpStorm.

Safest was is to use XDebug wizard that will give you step by step instructions on how to install on your own machine. Then update your php.ini (tune to your needs)

Note: Wizard will give you instructions for what SAPI it receives phpinfo() contents from. So if you fill CLI phpinfo() output you will get instructions for your PHP CLI. If you paste phpinfo() from a server page you will get instructions for that.