Can’t get XDEBUG to send back information: phpstorm+xdebug+ec2-linux

So according to my php.ini and phpstorm(validate debugger configuration on web server) xdebug is perfectly installed and configured and phpstorm is able to receive and send info to xdebug on the remote server. YET, when i add break points and clearly reached those break points, I don’t get any debugger info like variables and their contents. I have no idea what I’m still missing but here is my phpinfo() screenshot:

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Source: stackoverflow-php