debugging a php built-in webserver session

I cannot figure out how to debug a built-in webserver session. I've managed to start one and get my site running, but I can't get it to work with xDebug.

Also, I haven't managed to get xDebug working with a PHP web application config either.... It works very well in Netbeans and xdebug is enabled, so I think it just me not knowning how to configure phpstorm

I've followed intructions given in this link:  but it doesn't say how to get debugging working in built-in  web server...

so far I've created a Built-in configuration running on localhost:8000 and I run it. Then I launch a web application conf, which has xdebug set as debugger and my website shows up with the following url: http://localhost:8000/web/app_dev.php/accueil?XDEBUG_SESSION_START=19734

but then breakpoints are never hit....

any help would be appreciated


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I have made some progress on this.

Now I'm able to debug, but only if I choose a Web Application configuration AND the source code is located in /var/www/myproject, which is the default location for Apache. So if my project is in /home/me/projects, then it won't debug.

Also, I can only debug the start page of my application, because ?XDEBUG_SESSION_START=14077 is added to the URL. However if I navigate to another page of the application, this query parameter goes away and breakpoints are no longer hit.

And lastly, it is sooooooooo slow !!!! It's such a pain to debug it. There must be something I'm doing wrong. Currently debugging is the only thing that holds me from uninstalling Netbeans.....
why is that ?


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