1. Download https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html (xampp-win32-7.3.0-0-VC15-installere.exe) can't find any x64 xampp for windows.

  2. Does not return any download link. https://xdebug.org/wizard.php

PHP Version 7.3.0 System Windows NT DESKTOP-NDF3MVL 10.0 build 14393 (Windows 10) i586 Build Date Dec 6 2018 01:51:18 Compiler MSVC15 (Visual C++ 2017) Architecture x86 Configure Command cscript /nologo configure.js "--enable-snapshot-build" "--enable-debug-pack" "--with-pdo-oci=c:\php-snap-build\deps_aux\oracle\x86\instantclient_12_1\sdk,shared" "--with-oci8-12c=c:\php-snap-build\deps_aux\oracle\x86\instantclient_12_1\sdk,shared" "--enable-object-out-dir=../obj/" "--enable-com-dotnet=shared" "--without-analyzer" "--with-pgo" Server API Apache 2.0 Handler Virtual Directory Support enabled Configuration File (php.ini) Path C:\Windows Loaded Configuration File C:\xampp\php\php.ini Scan this dir for additional .ini files (none) Additional .ini files parsed (none) PHP API 20180731 PHP Extension 20180731 Zend Extension 320180731 Zend Extension Build API320180731,TS,VC15 PHP Extension Build API20180731,TS,VC15 Debug Build no Thread Safety enabled Thread API Windows Threads Zend Signal Handling disabled Zend Memory Manager enabled Zend Multibyte Support provided by mbstring IPv6 Support enabled DTrace Support disabled

  1. Manually install https://xdebug.org/download.php PHP 7.3 VC15 (64 bit) or PHP 7.3 VC15 TS (64 bit)

add line to php.ini: [XDebug] xdebug.remote_enable=1 xdebug.remote_autostart=1 zend_extension = php_xdebug-2.7.0beta1-7.3-vc15-x86_64.dll

PHP Warning: Failed loading Zend extension 'php_xdebug-2.7.0beta1-7.3-vc15-x86_64.dll' (tried: C:\xampp\php\ext\php_xdebug-2.7.0beta1-7.3-vc15-x86_64.dll (%1 is not a valid Win32 application.), C:\xampp\php\ext\php_php_xdebug-2.7.0beta1-7.3-vc15-x86_64.dll.dll (The specified module could not be found.)) in Unknown on line 0

  • There is no 64 bit XAMPP. So why are you trying to use 64 bit XDebug? Use a 32 bit version.
    – DavidPostill
    Dec 30, 2018 at 15:14
  • for PHP7.3 can't find 32-bit version xdebug.org/download.php and XAMPP no 64-bit version Dec 30, 2018 at 15:17
  • PHP 32 bit can be downloaded from PHP For Windows: Binaries and sources Releases
    – DavidPostill
    Dec 30, 2018 at 15:21
  • I following tutorials and want to use XDebug for Visual Studio Code, don't know what to do with PHP for windows Dec 30, 2018 at 16:03
  • {shrug} We are not here to provide tutorials for you.
    – DavidPostill
    Dec 30, 2018 at 16:06

2 Answers 2


I was having the exact same issue. The xdebug site currently only has 64-bit versions for PHP 7.3; the PECL site has the 32-bit versions needed for XAMPP.

I'm sure this will be corrected once xdebug 2.7 is production, but in the meanwhile the PECL site (https://pecl.php.net/package/xdebug/2.7.0beta1/windows) is the work around.


You can download 32bit binary for PHP73 here: https://pecl.php.net/package/xdebug/2.7.0beta1/windows

  • Author already attempted that particular download.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 5, 2019 at 15:35
  • Why do you think so? Author used only 64bit version from xdebug site. For now 32 bit version is only available on this pecl site.
    – Punisher
    Jan 6, 2019 at 16:54

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