Start out by installing phpstorm and xampp.
Follow the process in here:
For the above process, don't forget to install xdebug for the version of php in xampp, and not the OS version:
Make sure you do everything in here:
Be sure to validate that the debugger configuration is set up properly:
If you need to test with requests, you can do so by doing the following:
- Go to Run
- Edit Configurations
- Click +
- Select PHP HTTP Request
- Select your XAMPP server for the Server:
- Specify the URL for the page you want to test
- If you need to do a POST, specify the request method and put the post information in the Request body.
- Click OK