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Managing Plugins

Plugins are extensions to PhpStorm core functionality. They provide the IDE integration with version control systems (VCS) and application servers, add support for various development technologies, frameworks and programming languages, and so on.

The more plugins are installed and enabled, the more features you have available. On the other hand, disabling unnecessary plugins may increase the IDE performance, especially on "less powerful" computers.

Certain plugins are independent, certain are not. Dependent plugins require other plugins to be enabled.

Categories of plugins

In relation to PhpStorm, plugins may be attributed to one of the following categories:

Plugin repositories

PhpStorm provides access to PhpStorm Plugin Repository at You can also set up your own, enterprise plugin repositories, for example, to store plugins that you want to reserve for your company's internal use only. (A plugin repository corresponds to one or more Web servers.)

Last modified: 27 July 2018

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