Improving Built-in web server
In VS.Php 2.7 we have added extra functionality to the built-in Apache web server. First, you will no longer see a console Apache window showing up when you start the debug session. Instead, you will see a nice icon showing up in the traybar.
Second, if the Apache process crashes, it will recover and will let you continue debug your application. In previous versions, if the Apache process crashes, it would stop the debug session.
Finally, it also informs you if Apache failed to start. Any errors Apache reports to the stderr, will be presented in a message box.
Please check out the following demonstration of this functionality.