Remote debugging with Xdebug: roadmap needed!

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  • Subject: Remote debugging with Xdebug: roadmap needed!
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:02:05 -0400

I'm debugging my PHP projects with XDebug and NetBeans 7.0.1, on my 
development system (Windows 7) with a local server, then uploading them to a 
remote (Linux) server.

I also want to be able to use NetBeans, still running on my development 
system, to debug projects with XDebug on the remote server.

I'm having some difficulty figuring out how to approach this. The 
documentation I've found seems to describe the details (e.g., how to set up 
an alternate run configuration) without explaining the concepts (whether 
setting up an alternate run configuration will get me where I want to go).

Right now I'm puzzling over a tutorial titled "Deploying a PHP Application on 
a Remote Web Server Using the NetBeans IDE" 
(http://netbeans.org/kb/docs/php/remote-hosting-and-ftp-account.html). I 
think this describes the steps I need to perform,  but it's going to require 
a substantial amount of work -- starting with a NetBeans upgrade -- and I 
want to confirm that I'm on the right path before I pursue it.

This tutorial describes how to set up an additional run configuration that 
will run a project remotely when the project is already set up to run 
locally. That's exactly what I want to do.

But the tutorial is silent about whether it's possible to debug the project 
while it is running remotely. All it says about debugging is that "you can 
create and debug your PHP project locally and then deploy it on the remote 
server"... a tantalizing but essentially meaningless statement, since I can 
do that now without any of the stuff that the tutorial explains!

Is this the right technique for me? If not, where should I look?






Remote debugging with Xdebug: roadmap needed!

jhsachs 07/31/2012

Re: Remote debugging with Xdebug: roadmap needed!

Ramratan Gupta 07/31/2012

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