Adding a PHP Server

This procedure describes how to add a PHP server to Zend Studio for deploying applications.

For information on adding a Zend Server, see:



Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To add a generic PHP server:

  1. From the Menu bar,  select Window | Show View | PHP Servers to add the PHP Servers view to your perspective.

  1. In the PHP Servers view, click on the Add icon .
    The PHP Server Creation dialog is displayed.

  1. Select Generic PHP Server.

  2. Click Next.
    The Server details dialog is displayed.

  1. Enter the following information:

    • Name: Server name.

    • Base URL: Server URL (e.g., <protocol>://<server url>[:<port>]).
    • Document Root: Web server document root folder.
  1. Click Next.
    The Debugger Settings dialog is displayed.

  1. Select which server debugger you wish to debug with - Zend Debugger, XDebug (Default is <none>).
  2. Configure the debugger settings:

Zend Debugger:


  • Client IP(s)/Host - Enter a list of IP addresses for the machine hosting Zend Studio, and allowed to connect to the debugger.
    Click Configure to configure which IP addresses should be used for establishing a connection with the debugger.

  • Port - The port Zend Debugger attempts to connect on the host.
  • Response Timeout (ms) - Amount of time for attempting to establish a connection before the debugging session is timed out.
  • Enable Zend Debugger Tunneling - Select this option to configure tunneling to the server. For more information on these configurations, see Editing Zend Debugger Tunneling to the Server).
  • Port - The port Zend Studio listens on (default: 9000).

  • DBGp Proxy - select this check-box to use a DBGp proxy server for debugging:
    • IDE Key - IDE Key XDebug passes on to the DBGp debugger handler.
    • Proxy (Host:Port) - The IP and port for connecting to the DBGp proxy server.


These setting override global debugging settings (Window | Preferences | PHP | Debug | Debuggers | Zend Debugger/XDebug).

  1. To test the debugger settings at any time, click Test.
  1. Click Next.
    The Path Mapping dialog is displayed.

  1. Click Add.
    The Add New Path Map dialog is displayed.
  2. Define a new path for the server and in your workspace or file system, and click OK.
  1. Click Next.
    The Automatic Upload dialog is displayed.

  1. Click the Connection Profile drop-down menu to select an existing connection profile, or click Manage to edit or create a connection.
  1. Click Next.
    The Configure SSH Tunneling dialog is displayed.

  1. To enable SSH tunneling, select the Enable SSH Tunneling check-box, and enter the following details:
    •  Username - SSH connection user name.
    •  Password - SSH connection password.
    •  SSH Private Key - SSH connection private key. Click Browse to locate the key.
    •  Port Forwarding - Click Add to add a new port forwarding configuration for remote debugging/profiling.
      Click here for more general information on port forwarding.
    • HTTP Proxy:
      •  Host - Proxy server.
      •  Port - Proxy port.
  1. Click Finish.
    Zend Studio validates the new remote Zend Server, and adds it to the PHP Servers view.