How To Install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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, and CSS, etc. You can also extend PhpStorm features by using plugins. By using PhpStorm plugins you can also get support for frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter. We can also use PhpStrom for other programming languages like HTML, SQL, Javascript, CSS, and many 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 through the step-by-step installation PhpStorm on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

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 PHPStorm snap package run 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.

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