How to setup phpstorm with XAMP on windows 7?

I need help setting up phpstorm with XAMP which is on my localmachine situated at c:\htdocs. Every project I create, its in c:\htdocs\projectname.

Here are the things I have already done.

1. Setup the PHP interpretator by going to settings and then PHP (main menu)

2. Go to PHP > Servers and then

3. To setup run configuration I have the done the following:

Now when I run the project, it just takes me to localhost in my web browser, not to the file I am editing. What else am I required to do?

Please forgive any mistakes in my english, its not my first language.

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Hi there,

Yes, Run/Debug configuration is for specific target only. If you want to open specific file in a browser using this method you will have to either create separate configuration to point to that file/URL or just edit existing configuration.

To open current file in browser:

  1. Make sure that you have Deployment entry configured (in your case it will be "In Place" type) and it is marked as Default for this project
  2. Use "View | Open in Browser" ... or "View | Web Preview..."
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Thank you for answering.

I have created a step by step guide with screenshots for doing this over here:


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