XDebug provides a lot of useful information to a PHP programmer to debug code thus saving time and increasing efficiency.
As a first step, check the version of PHP you are running by creating phpinfo() in a file.
When the program is executed you will see a line of text showing the version of PHP you are using
This program makes use of the Zend Scripting Language Engine:
Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2009 Zend Technologies
Now that we know the version of PHP we are using, we can download the relevant xdebug version to to debug PHP programs with Notepad++
We will setup Notepad++ with xdebug and dbgp plugin.