PhpStorm 2017.2 Help

System Requirements

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To get acquainted with PhpStorm, you can download and install its trial version for free. This trial version is available for 30 days, whereupon you need to obtain and register a license.

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
  • macOS 10.5 or higher.
  • Only 64-bit macOS is supported.
  1. Download the PhpStorm-*.dmg macOS Disk Image file from the Download page.
  2. Double-click the downloaded PhpStorm-*.dmg macOS 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. Unpack the PhpStorm-*.tar.gz file to a different folder, if your current "Download" folder doesn't support file execution:
    tar xfz PhpStorm-*.tar.gz -C <new_archive_folder>

    The recommended install location according to the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS) is /opt. For example, it's possible to enter the following command:

    sudo tar xf PhpStorm-*.tar.gz -C /opt/
  2. Switch to the bin directory:
    cd <new archive folder>/PhpStorm-*/bin
    For example,
    cd opt/PhpStorm-*/bin
Last modified: 28 November 2017

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