Howto: Install XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows 7 with XDebug and Netbeans


Just for my own reference and some other poor people out there trying to get this to work:

  1. Download XAMPP 1.7.2 from
  2. Install
  3. Download php_xdebug-2.0.5-5.3-vc6.dll from
  4. Place it in C:\xampp\php\ext
  5. Edit C:\xampp\php\php.ini add:
    zend_extension = "C:\xampp\php\ext\php_xdebug-2.0.5-5.3-vc6.dll"[xdebug]





  6. Enjoy!


  • ksho

    Can you explain step 5 again? I dont get the add:zend_extention part. where am I suppose to add that to?

    8/9/2011, 10:18:51 AM

  • dcodernz

    Good point! You need to add those lines to the php.ini file. I edited it now so you can at least copy/paste it and it's a bit more understandable. I will need to revise these pages... Thanks!

    8/9/2011, 10:41:48 AM

  • Noname Noshame

    If Netweaver fails to connect to XDebug, you may wish to check the Apache logs for occurrences of something like: Cannot load Xdebug - it was built with configuration API220090626,TS,VC6, whereas running engine is API220090626,TS,VC9 [Fri Jun 01 18:38:05 2012] [notice] Child 3404: Child process is running To remedy this, pick the right version of the XDebug binary from the XDebug website (try a few combinations till you get it working)

    6/2/2012, 4:34:28 AM