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PHP Console

A web console to try your PHP code into

Creating a test file or using php's interactive mode can be a bit cumbersome to try random php snippets. This allows you to run small bits of code easily right from your browser.

It is secure since accessible only from the local host, and very easy to setup and use.


PHP Console screenshot


Clone the git repo or download it as a zip/tarball, drop it somewhere in your local web document root and access it with http://localhost/path/to/php-console

You can also install it with Composer using this command:

composer create-project --stability=dev --keep-vcs seld/php-console

To update it just run git pull in the directory to pull the latest changes in.

You can use the internal PHP server too.
run php -S localhost:1337 in a terminal and go to http://localhost:1337/.


Default settings are available in config.php.dist, if you would like to modify them, you can copy the file to config.php and edit settings.


Code contributions or ideas are obviously much welcome. Send pull requests or issues on github.


Jordi Boggiano - -


  • 1.5.0-dev
    • Added melody-script integration. requires a composer binary within the systems/webservers PATH env variable.
    • Updated bundled ACE editor to 1.1.8
    • Layout is now flex-css based
    • Added a new bootstrap option to be include before source evaluation
    • Moved tabsize, ip-whitelist into an option
    • Added servers-side runtime information, to be rendered in the consoles statusbar
    • Allow configuring options
  • 1.4.0
    • Added control-char escaping to make them more visible
  • 1.3.0
    • Added code persistence across sessions in localStorage + a reset button
  • 1.2.3
    • Fixed syntax highlighting
    • Fixed some styling issues
    • Fixed ajax error handling for non responding backends
  • 1.2.2
    • Updated ACE to latest version
    • Added composer.json support
  • 1.2.1
    • Performance fixes for ACE editor integration
    • JS is no longer a requirement
  • 1.2.0
    • Replaced built-in editor with ACE editor which provides highlighting and other features
    • Handle old setups with magic_quotes enabled
  • 1.1.2
    • Fixed issue with IPv6 loopback not being whitelisted
  • 1.1.1
    • Cross-browser compatibility enhancements
  • 1.1.0
    • Script execution is now done via an async js request, preventing die() and exception to mess up the entire console
    • Added a status bar with char/line display
    • Added a toggle button to expand/collapse all krumo sub-trees at once
    • Cross-browser compatibility enhancements
    • Removing a tab (i.e. 4 spaces) on backspace now
    • Made tab character(s) configurable (see index.php)
  • 1.0.0
    • Initial Public Release


PHP Console is licensed under the New BSD License, which means you can do pretty much anything you want with it.

New BSD License - see the LICENSE file for details


PHP Console bundles the following libraries, and the work of their respective authors is very much appreciated:

  • krumo licensed under the LGPL
  • jQuery licensed under the MIT License
  • ACE licensed under the MPL/LGPL/GPL Licenses
  • Clippy licensed under the MIT License