Installing Xdebug in Zend Server CE 5.04 with PHP 5.3 on Windows 7 64-bit

I have installed the PHP extension Xdebug on multiple platforms and for some reason I keep forgetting how I manage to do it every time.

Below are the steps I followed to get Xdebug working with Zend Server CE 5.04 with PHP 5.3 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

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  1. Download the correct Xdebug extension from here.
    Note: Although I am running a 64-bit OS, Zend Server CE 5.04 is 32-bit and requires 32-bit extensions so I downloaded the 32-bit version of Xdebug php_xdebug-2.1.0-5.3-vc9-nts.dll
  2. Copy the DLL to C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\phpext\
  3. Add the following lines ABOVE [Zend] in your php.ini file which is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\etc\php.ini
    zend_extension="C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\phpext\php_xdebug-2.1.0-5.3-vc9-nts.dll"
  4. Restart Apache
  5. Log in to the Zend Server GUI at http://localhost:10081/ZendServer and check the PHP Info page for Xdebug
  6. If you have an Xdebug section then it works. Now you’ll want to probably add some more configuration to the [xdebug] section of the php.ini file. See for more info.

1 comment

  1. dont’t forget comment in php.ini the follow line:
    ;zend_extension=”C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\ZendServer\lib\ZendExtensionManager.dll”

    this can couse fail in ZendServer.

    My english is very bad!

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