In this area, configure the access to the built-in Web server.
In this text box, type the name of the host the PHP built-in web server runs on. By default, host is set to localhost, because the built-in server is located on your machine.
Use this spin box to specify the port on which the PHP built-in web server runs. By default this port is set to port 80. You can set the port number to any other value starting with 1024 and higher.
In this text box, type the full path to the folder that will be considered server document root. This can be either the project root or any other folder under it. All the folders under the document root will be recursively submitted to the PHP interpreter.
The server document root folder will be accessed through HTTP at the above specified host:port. URL addresses for other pages of your applications will be composed based on this mapping.
Type the path manually or click the Browse button and choose the relevant folder in the dialog box that opens.
Use router script
Select this checkbox to have a PHP router script executed at every HTTP request start-up. The script is run for each HTTP request. If this script returns FALSE, the requested resource is returned as-is. Otherwise the script output is returned to the browser.
In the text box, specify the location of the script to run. Type the path manually or click the Browse button and choose the file in the dialog box that opens.
Command Line area
In this area, customize the behavior of the current PHP interpreter by specifying the options and arguments to be passed to the PHP executable file.
In this text box, specify the options to be passed to the PHP executable file. They override the default behavior of the PHP interpreter and/or ensure that additional activities are performed.
If necessary, click and type the desired options in the Command Line Options dialog box. Type each option on a new line. When you close the dialog box, they are all displayed in the Command line options text box with spaces as separators.
Custom working directory
In this text box, specify the location of the files that are outside the folder with your sources and are referenced through relative paths. Type the path manually or click the Browse button and select the desired folder in the dialog that opens.
Click this button to add a new configuration to the list.
Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.
Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.
Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for newly created configurations.
Alt+Up or Alt+Down
Use these buttons to move the selected configuration or folder up and down in the list.
The order of configurations or folders in the list defines the order in which configurations appear in the Run/Debug drop-down list on the main toolbar.
Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.
In this text box, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration. This field does not appear for the default run/debug configurations.
This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.
Select this checkbox to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under .idea\runConfigurations folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the .idea\workspace.xml.
This checkbox is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
Single instance only
If this checkbox is selected, this run/debug configuration cannot be launched more than once.
Every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, PhpStorm checks the presence of the other instances of the same run/debug configuration, and displays a confirmation dialog box. If you click OK in the confirmation dialog box, the first instance of the runner will be stopped, and the next one will take its place.
This makes sense when the usage of certain resources can cause conflicts, or when launching two run/debug configurations of the same type consumes too much of the CPU and memory resources.
If this checkbox is not selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the runner as required. So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run tool window.
Specify which tasks must be performed before applying the run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
Click this icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
Run External tool. Select this option to run an application which is external to PhpStorm. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in PhpStorm yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
Run Another Configuration. Select this option to have another run/debug configuration executed. In the dialog that opens, select the configuration to run.
This option is available only if you have already at least one run/debug configuration in the current project.
Run File Watchers. Select this option to have PhpStorm apply all the currently active file watchers, see Using File Watchers for details.
Run Grunt task. Select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Grunt task dialog box that opens, specify the Gruntfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Grunt tool.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the grunt-cli package.
Run Gulp task. Select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Gulp task dialog box that opens, specify the Gulpfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Gulp tool.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the gulp package.
Run npm Script. Select this checkbox to execute an npm script. In the NPM Script dialog box that opens, specify the package.json file where the required script is defined, select the script to execute, choose the command to apply to it, and specify the arguments to execute the script with.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter and the parameters to pass to it.
If the Check errors checkbox is selected, the compiler will show all the errors and the run configuration will not start.
If the Check errors checkbox is cleared, the compiler will show all the detected errors but the run configuration still will be launched.
Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps. Select this option to have the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources generated. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located. For more information, see CoffeeScript.
Run Phing target: Add this task to execute the specified Phing target prior to running or debugging. To appoint a Phing target, click the Browse button and select the desired target in the Choose Phing Target to Execute dialog box, that opens.