I used phpStorm a good bit around two years ago and at the time ran into a number of issues configuring the debugging - both local and remote. More recently I've had cause on a new system with a new test server etc. to use phpStorm again and I am again facing craze-inducing frustrations configuring the remote debugging.
A quick Google search will show I'm not the only one who struggles with this. The part that is frustrating me at the moment is the Validate Debugger Configuration on Web Server in which it keeps telling me "Path to the validation directory is invalid" - which is particularly unhelpful.
I have a connection to the remote server all setup, I can see it and browse it in the remote host window, but when I click on ... on the right right of Path to create validation script: I'm only shown my local machine. Why doesn't it show me the remote server? I've entered every validation path I can think of with no luck AND I've also successfully placed a file in the folder I've marked as validation path and it is showing up just fine, no 404.
:-( I like JetBrain's products but this one thing drives me absolutely nuts!