PhpStorm 2016.2 Help

System Requirements

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Hardware requirements

  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution

System requirements

JRE 1.8 is bundled with distributions for all platforms. You don't need any Java to be installed on your machine in order to run PhpStorm.


System RequirementsInstallation
  • Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (incl.64-bit)
  1. Download PhpStorm from the Download page.
  2. Run the PhpStorm-*.exe file that starts the Installation Wizard.
  3. Follow all steps suggested by the wizard. Pay special attention to the corresponding installation options.


System Requirements Installation
  • OS X 10.5 or higher, including 10.10
  • Only 64-bit OS X is supported.
  1. Download the PhpStorm-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file from the Download page.
  2. Double-click the downloaded PhpStorm-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file to mount it.
  3. Copy PhpStorm to your Applications folder.


System RequirementsInstallation
  • OS Linux 64 bit
  • KDE, GNOME or Unity DE desktop
  1. Download the PhpStorm-*.tar.gz file from the Download page.
  2. Unpack the PhpStorm-*.tar.gz file to an empty directory using the following command:
    tar xfz PhpStorm-*.tar.gz
  3. Because running PhpStorm from wherever you downloaded the file to may be inconvenient, it is recommended that you move the extracted or unpacked archive folder to the desired location using the mv command in one of the following formats:
    • mv <path to extracted archive folder> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/PhpStorm-* my/desired/location
    • mv <path to PhpStorm-*.tar.gz> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/PhpStorm-*.tar.gz my/desired/location
  4. Switch to the bin directory in the new location:
    cd <new archive folder>/PhpStorm-*/bin
    For example,
    cd my/desired/location/PhpStorm-*/bin
  5. Run from the bin subdirectory.

See Also

Last modified: 24 November 2016