Debug TYPO3

Debugging With PhpStorm and Xdebug

In order to configure PhpStorm with Xdebug you need to do three things:

  1. Configure xdebug settings in your php.ini
  2. Use the appropriate plugin in your browser
  3. Configure PhpStorm


Example setup:

xdebug.remote_enable = 1
xdebug.remote_host = <your ip adress or hostname>
xdebug.max_nesting_level = 1000

Remember to restart your Webserver / php-fpm after you made your changes.

Install Plugin

Install plugin “Xdebug Helper” for your browser. To start debugging, click on the bug icon and select “Debug”.


  • Check Run: Webserver Debug Validation
  • Start Run: Start listing for PHP Debug Connections
  • Create some breakpoints