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Configuring WAMP server to work on Windows 10 with Netbeans

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by Joe

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I’ve been doing more PHP lately and ran accross a problem that I needed to debug locally. So I downloaded WAMP and of course it didn’t work the first try, so I downloaded an update for it that fixed the launching error that it was having. It would launch, but only 1 of the 2 services was running. After doing some research I found that Apache wasn’t starting. After some help from Google I found that I needed to change the port from 80 to 8080. That worked, but then after all of the configurations in Netbeans I couldn’t get the debugger to work. After a long time and some research and trial and error I found that I needed to make the following changes in the php.ini:

zend_extension =”c:/wamp/bin/php/php5.6.25/zend_ext/php_xdebug-2.4.1-5.6-vc11.dll”
xdebug.remote_autostart=on
xdebug.remote_enable=on
xdebug.remote_handler=”dbgp”
xdebug.remote_host=”localhost”
;xdebug.remote_connect_back=1
xdebug.remote_port=9001
xdebug.remote_mode=req
xdebug.idekey=”netbeans-xdebug”

After doing that it worked just fine. I’m putting this in mainly for my own reference, but maybe it can help someone else if they encounter similar problems.

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