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 Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
- 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).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for PhpStorm.
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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Snappy Package Manager.
Snappy provides better package management support for Ubuntu 18.04. It’s quick and easy to use. To install the Snappy package manager type the following command:
sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open
Step 3. Installing PhpStorm on Ubuntu.
Install the PHPStorm snap package and run the following command:
sudo snap install phpstorm --classic
Step 4. Start PhpStorm.
You can launch PhpStorm using the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PhpStorm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PhpStorm on Ubuntu 18.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PhpStorm website.