Create New Project: Choose Remote Path
The page shows a tree view of folders under the server configuration root ( The server configuration root is the highest folder in the file tree on the local or remote server accessible through the server configuration. For in-place servers, it is the project root. ) On this page, appoint the folder that will become the project root, see Creating and Managing Projects for details.
If applicable, configure folders under the project root by selecting the relevant folders and clicking the toolbar buttons. Alternatively, you can do it later on the Directories page of the Settings/Preferences.
Click this button to make the selected folder the project root, see Creating and Managing Projects for details.
Note the following:
Excluded from Download
Click this button to have PhpStorm skip the selected folder under the project during download. These can be sources that you should not update at all, media, caches, temporary files, that you actually do not need in your work.
Exclusion is applied recursively. This means that if the selected folder contains subfolders they are automatically marked as excluded as well.
Click this button to enable PhpStorm to complete relative paths to resources under the selected folder.
Excluded from Indexing
Click this button to have PhpStorm completely ignore the selected directory during indexing, parsing, code completion, and so on.