Run SSH terminal
You can launch an SSH Session right from PhpStorm. By running commands in a dedicated SSH terminal, you can access data on a remote Web server or a Vagrant instance (virtual machine) via an SSH tunnel, mainly upload and download files.
Prepare to work in the SSH Terminal
Make sure an SSH server is available in the destination environment: a remote Web server or a Vagrant instance (virtual machine).
Register an account on the SSH server in the destination environment and generate a pair of SSH keys or a password, depending on the server policy.
See the Generating a new SSH key and adding it to the ssh-agent tutorial for details on working with SSH keys.
Appoint the destination environment and specify the settings to establish connection with it:
In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to .
In the Connection settings area, appoint the destination environment:
Current Vagrant: select this option to have the commands in the SSH Terminal executed on the currently running Vagrant virtual machine.
Default remote interpreter: select this option to have commands in the SSH terminal executed on the same host, where the default remote interpreter runs.
SSH configuration: select this option to have the commands in the SSH Terminal executed on the local or remote Web server accessible through one of the SSH configurations.
Select SSH configuration on every run: if this option is selected, you will have to choose the desired configuration from the popup, every time you choose from the main menu.
If the desired SSH configuration does not appear in the list, click the Set up configurations link, and define one in the SSH Configurations page.
From the Default encoding list, select the desired encoding to be used in the SSH terminal.
Launch the SSH Terminal
From the main menu, choose Help | Find Action Ctrl+Shift+A dialog, search for start ssh.., and select Start SSH Session.. Alternatively, invoke the
Depending on the connection settings, defined in on the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), the following types of behavior are possible:page of the
If the Default remote interpreter option has been selected, the SSH terminal will provide access to the same host, where the default remote interpreter runs.
If the Current Vagrant option has been selected, the SSH Terminal will provide access to the currently running Vagrant virtual machine.
For details, see Vagrant: Working with Reproducible Development Environments.
If the SSH configuration option has been selected, the SSH Terminal will provide control over the data on the server accessible through the SSH configuration selected from the list. For details, see Create SSH configurations.
If the Select SSH configuration on every run option has been selected, PhpStorm will show a list to choose the desired SSH configuration from.