Frequent Questions: Simple Hosting - General Questions¶
Using xdebug to debug your code remotely from within your favorite IDE is perfectly possible on PHP/MySQL Simple Hosting instances as long as you have a public IP address for the instance to connect to.
To do so, indicate the following directives in your instance’s
php-custom.ini configuration file:
zend_extension = /usr/lib/php5/20100525/xdebug.so xdebug.default_enable=on xdebug.remote_autostart = On xdebug.remote_connect_back = Off xdebug.remote_enable = On xdebug.remote_handler = dbgp xdebug.remote_host = X.X.X.X xdebug.remote_port = 9000
The xdebug.remote_host directive must contain your public IP address.
Once the file has been modified, the instance must be restarted for the parameters to be taken into account.
Xdebug connects to the client machine on port 9000 via TCP by default. Make sure your firewall is configured to allow incoming connections on this port!
Client-side configuration depends on the software used. A list of clients is available at xdebug.org.
Please refer to Google’s FAQ on this topic at: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/175288