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Create an in-place server configuration

In an in-place server configuration, you are using a local web server, but unlike with the local server configuration, don't upload/download or synchronize files between the PhpStorm project and the project folder in the server file structure. Instead, you open the project folder from the server document root directly in PhpStorm, and thus do the development on the server directly.

To create an in-place server configuration in PhpStorm, you only need to specify the web server URL mapped to the server document root and the URL path to your project.

1. Specify the name, type, and visibility of a server configuration

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open settings and then select Build, Execution, Deployment | Deployment.

    Alternatively, go to Tools | Deployment | Configuration... in the main menu.

  2. In the left-hand pane that lists all the existing server configurations, click Add Add item and select In place in the popup menu.

    Add in-place server configuration
  3. In the Create new server dialog that opens, type the name of the server to create and click OK. The Create new server dialog closes and you return to the Connection tab of the Deployment node.

  4. Click the Use as default button on the toolbar to mark the server as default.

  5. Clear the Visible only for this project checkbox to enable reuse of this server access configuration in other projects.

2. Specify the URL address of the server document root

In the Connection tab (Ctrl+Alt+S | Build, Execution, Deployment | Deployment), specify:

  • Web server URL: the URL address (hostname and (optionally) port) mapped to the server document root in the server configuration file. This is the base URL for your application's web address. Both HTTP and HTTPS are supported.

    Click Browse in the right-hand corner of the field to open and check the provided web server URL.

3. Specify the URL path mapped to the project folder

In the Mappings tab (Ctrl+Alt+S | Build, Execution, Deployment | Deployment), specify:

Deployment Mappings tab
  • Local path: the absolute path to the local project folder. PhpStorm automatically fills out this field with the path to the currently opened project.

  • Web path: the URL path to the project folder specified in Local path. In most cases, it's the same as the folder name provided in the Local path field.

Last modified: 24 June 2024