How To Install PhpStorm on CentOS 8

Install PhpStorm on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PhpStorm on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PHPStorm is an integrated development environment for the PHP by JetBrains. PHPStorm supports PHP, HTML as well as JavaScript language. You can also extend PhpStorm features by using plugins. By using PhpStorm plugins you can also get support for frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter.

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 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • 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 8

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

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing PhpStorm on CentOS 8.

Method 1. Install PhpStorm using Snap:

To install the latest stable release of PhpStorm, run the following command:

sudo snap install phpstorm --classic

Once the installation is complete, you can start PhpStorm from the application menu, or by running the following command in the terminal:


Method 2. Install PhpStorm using the traditional package:

We will download PhpStorm using the official PhpStorm download page using wget command:

tar -xvf PhpStorm-2019.3.tar.gz
cd PhpStorm-2019.3

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

sudo ln -s ./PhpStorm-2019.3/bin/ /usr/bin/phpstorm

Then, launch PhpStorm using the following command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PhpStorm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PhpStorm on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PhpStorm website.

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