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This part describes some procedures that are specific for developing PHP applications and some preliminary steps that are required to configure PHP development environment.

To develop an application using PHP

Follow these general steps:

  1. Configure the PHP development environment.
  2. Enable PHP support in PhpStorm.
  3. Set up a project. You can do it in two ways:
  4. Create and configure the required data sources.
  5. Populate the application using provided coding assistance.
  6. Deploy the application.


    With PhpStorm, you can flexibly configure deployment of PHP applications. For example, you can set up your PHP project on a local Web server from the very beginning, or develop and test an application locally and then upload it to a remote Web server, etc.

  7. Run the application. You can do it in several ways:
    • From PhpStorm using a run configuration of the type PHP Web Application to view application output in a browser.
    • From PhpStorm using a PHP Console run configuration to view the application output in the Run tool window.
    • From PhpStorm, using a built-in Web server. This approach saves your time and effort because you do not need to deploy the application sources.

The following optional steps may be helpful:

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