XDebug in PHPStorm 6.0.3

i have been trying to install XDebug for the last 5 hrs and i am going round in circles. first i installed the right dll as per the instructions below

Tailored Installation Instructions


  • Xdebug installed: no
  • Server API: Apache 2.0 Handler
  • Windows: yes - Compiler: MS VC11 - Architecture: x86
  • Zend Server: no
  • PHP Version: 5.5.3
  • Zend API nr: 220121212
  • PHP API nr: 20121212
  • Debug Build: no
  • Thread Safe Build: yes
  • Configuration File Path: C:\windows
  • Configuration File: C:\xampp\php\php.ini
  • Extensions directory: \xampp\php\ext
  • Instructions

    1. Download php_xdebug-2.2.3-5.5-vc11.dll
    2. Move the downloaded file to \xampp\php\ext
    3. Edit
      and add the line
      zend_extension = \xampp\php\ext\php_xdebug-2.2.3-5.5-vc11.dll
    4. Restart the webserver

    I then changed my PHP.ini file (Enclosed) but everytime i restart Apache and run my phpinfo file it says debug is not installed and sure enough if i copy the details into the debug wizard i get the same result as above. can anyone help me were am i going wrong and is there an easy pc guide as there appears to be lots of mac guides

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    All sorted now i had (1) written behind the .dll file


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