One might wonder, how the heck did XAMPP consume such large a size of disk space? turned out if you have xdebug profiling enabled, runtime information about the PHP scripts you execute are written into systems temp folder (by default) which is XAMPP
tmp folder in my case.
To stop xdebug from writing runtime information into XAMPP’s temporary “tmp” folder, follow the steps below.
- Navigate to
- Open the php.ini file and change xdebug.profiler_enable configuration to 0 like so:
xdebug.profiler_enable = 0
- Save and then restart Apache.
Simple isn’t it?