How to Install PhpStorm on CentOS 7

Install PhpStorm on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PhpStorm on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, PhpStorm is an intelligent and fully-featured IDE for PHP developed by JetBrains. It also provides support for Javascript, Typescript, CSS, etc. You can also extend PhpStorm features by using plugins. By using PhpStorm plugins you can also get support for frameworks like Laravel, and CodeIgniter. We can also use PhpStrom for other programming languages like HTML, SQL, Javascript, CSS, and more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation PhpStorm on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install PhpStorm on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo yum clean all
sudo yum -y update

Step 2. Installing PhpStorm on CentOS 7.

Now, we will download PhpStorm using the official PhpStorm download page using wget command:

sudo wget
tar -xvf PhpStorm-2018.3.2.tar.gz
cd PhpStorm-2018.3.2

Now to run PhpStorm like normal programs you should create a symbolic link using the following command:

sudo ln -s ./PhpStorm-2018.3.2/bin/ /usr/bin/phpstorm

Step 3. Start PhpStorm on CentOS 7.

You can launch PhpStorm using the following command below:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PhpStorm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PhpStorm on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PhpStorm website.

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