Preparing to Develop a Google App for PHP Application
IntelliJ IDEA takes care of creating the specific directory structure and settings. IntelliJ IDEA can either generate a Google App Engine for PHP-specific project stub or you can enable support of Google App Engine for PHP in an existing project.
Before you start
Download and install Python, version 2.7.
Download and install the Google App Engine for PHP.
Install the Google App Engine Support for PHP plugin on the Plugins page as described in Managing plugins. The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Managing plugins.
Create a Google account at http://www.google.com.
Create an application on the Create application page of the Google App Engine and remember its application ID, you will have to specify it during the creation of a project.
Creating a project stub of a Google App Engine for PHP application
Select New Project button on the Welcome screen.from the main menu or click the
In the Project Category and Options dialog, which is the first page of the New Project wizard, select PHP in the left-hand pane.
In the right-hand pane, choose App Engine Project and click Next.
On the second page of the wizard, specify the following:
The name of the project and the folder to create it in.
The version of the template to use.
In the Application ID field, type the identifier of your application as you specified it on the Create application page.
In the SDK directory field, specify the path to the folder where the Google App Engine SDK for PHP is installed.
The location of the Python executable file. Type the path manually in the Python executable field or click Browse and choose the Python executable in the dialog that opens.
Click Finish when ready.
IntelliJ IDEA creates a project with the main.php file and the app.yaml configuration file. The app.yaml file contains the generated settings for the runtime (should be php55), the api_version, the applicationID, the application version (by default is 1), the threadsafe element with the
true value to enable sending multiple, parallel requests, and the Script handlers url and script (with the value main.php).
Activating the Google App Engine support in an existing project
In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), click PHP under Languages and Frameworks, and then click Google App Engine for PHP.
On the Google App Engine for PHP page that opens, select the Enable Google App Engine for PHP support checkbox and specify the following:
The folder where the Google App Engine for PHP SDK is stored.
The path to the Python 2.7 executable file.
In the App Engine Account Settings area, choose the way to authenticate to the development server, the available options are: