Xdebug is a PHP extension which provides debugging and profiling capabilities. It uses the DBGp debugging protocol.
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Setting Up a Windows PHP Development Environment
Posted 4 years ago by Luc Shelton
Setting up a local development environment for PHP on Windows has proven to be tricky if you're using an existing web-server package such as XAMPP or WAMP.