Recently I spend a lot of time trying to configure Xdebug on my local machine. I am working on macOS Mojave with PhpStorm.
The standard installation guide from JetBrains is a really good start and works 99% of the time. But this time I could not get it to work at all.
Whenever I started the debug button, the debugger would never hit any breakpoint in my code. I was getting the following error:
Connection with Xdebug 2.6.1 was not established.
Xdebug 2.6.1 extension is installed. Check configuration options.
After troubleshooting the issue and a lot of Googling, I checked which other processes were listening to the port 9000.
sudo -iTCP -sTCP:LISTEN -n -P lsof
It turned out the
Stopping the brew php service fixed the issue.
brew services stop php