Blackfire.io is a paid PHP profiling tool. Unlike XDebug, it can be left on without impacting site performance. It is also considered easier to use than XDebug for performance checks. However, it cannot act as powerful a debugger as XDebug.
NOTE: XDebug and Blackfire can never be used together.
- Log into a Blackfire.io account.
- Set up an environment or profile to obtain a Server ID and Server Token. To get started, first make sure you have an account with Blackfire.io. Set up an environment or profile so that you have a Server ID and Server Token.
- Go to the PHP > Blackfire control panel.
- Enter the information as indicated.
Using the Chrome or Firefox browser extensions, start profiling the Stratus site direct from a browser.