PhpStorm 2019.1 Help

Install PhpStorm

PhpStorm is a cross-platform IDE that provides consistent experience on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

System requirements

Requirement

Minimum

Recommended

RAM

2 GB of free RAM

8 GB of total system RAM

Disk space

1.5 GB and another 1 GB for caches

SSD drive with at least 5 GB of free space

Monitor resolution

1024x768

1920×1080

Operating system

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later

Latest 64-bit version

Operating system

macOS 10.11 or later (only 64-bit systems are supported)

Latest version

Operating system

Any 64-bit distribution that supports Gnome or KDE

Latest version of Debian, Ubuntu, or RHEL

You do not need to install Java to run PhpStorm, because JRE 1.8 is bundled.

Install using the Toolbox App

The JetBrains Toolbox App is the recommended tool to install JetBrains products. Use it to install and maintain different products or several versions of the same product, including Early Access Program (EAP) releases, update and roll back when necessary, and easily remove any tool. The Toolbox App maintains a list of all your projects to quickly open any project in the right IDE and version.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the installer (.exe) from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the notification area and select which product and version you want to install.

The Toolbox App

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the disk image (.dmg) from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Mount the image and drag the JetBrains Toolbox app to the Applications folder.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the main menu and select which product and version you want to install.

The Toolbox App
PhpStorm in the Toolbox app
CLion in the Toolbox app

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the tarball (.tar.gz) from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, to extract it to the recommended /opt directory, run the following command:

    $ sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.13.4801.tar.gz -C /opt

Execute the jetbrains-toolbox binary from the extracted directory to run the Toolbox App and select which product and version you want to install. After you run the Toolbox App for the first time, it will automatically add the Toolbox App icon to the main menu.

The Toolbox App

Standalone installation

Install PhpStorm manually to manage the location of every instance and all the configuration files. For example, if you have a policy that requires specific install locations.

  1. Download the installer (.exe).

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

  1. Download the disk image (.dmg).

  2. Mount the image and drag the PhpStorm app to the Applications folder.

  1. Download the tarball (.tar.gz).

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, to extract it to the recommended /opt directory, run the following command:

    $ sudo tar -xfz PhpStorm-*.tar.gz -C /opt

Execute the PhpStorm.sh binary from the extracted directory to run PhpStorm.

To create a desktop entry, do one of the following:

  • On the Welcome screen, click Configure | Create Desktop Entry

  • From the main menu, click Tools | Create Desktop Entry

Silent installation

Silent installation is performed without any user interface. It can be used by network administrators to install PhpStorm on a number of machines and avoid interrupting other users.

To perform silent install, run the installer with the following switches:

  • /S: Enable silent install

  • /D: Specify the path to the installation directory

  • /CONFIG: Specify the path to the silent configuration file

For example:

PhpStorm-*.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\silent.config /D=d:\IDE\PhpStorm

Silent configuration file

You can download the silent configuration file for PhpStorm at https://download.jetbrains.com/webide/silent.config

The silent configuration file defines the options for installing PhpStorm. With the default options, silent installation is performed only for the current user (mode=user). If you want to install PhpStorm for all users, open the silent configuration file with a text editor, change the value of the installation mode option (mode=admin) and run the installer as an administrator.

Install as a snap package

You can install PhpStorm as a self-contained snap package. Since snaps update automatically, your PhpStorm installation will always be up to date.

PhpStorm is distributed via two channels:

  • The stable channel includes only stable versions. To install the latest stable release of PhpStorm, run the following command:

    $ sudo snap install phpstorm --classic
  • The edge channel includes EAP builds. To install the latest EAP build of PhpStorm, run the following command:

    $ sudo snap install phpstorm --classic --edge

When the snap is installed, you can launch it by running the phpstorm command.

To list all installed snaps, run sudo snap list. For information about other snap commands, see the Snapcraft documentation.

Last modified: 23 May 2019