How To Install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, PHPStorm is one of the best IDE from JetBrains for PHP web development. 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 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install ubuntu-make

Step 2. Installing PhpStorm on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install PHPStorm using following command:

umake ide phpstorm

By default, PHPStorm IDE should be installed in the path $HOME/.local/umake/ide/phpstorm.Next, add execute permission to the PHPStorm desktop file as follows:

chmod +x ~/.local/share/applications/jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop

Finally, reboot your computer for the changes to take effect:

sudo reboot

Step 4. Start PhpStorm.

Once your computer boots, you can access PHPStorm from the Application Menu of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or you can launch PhpStorm using following command:

phpstorm

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed PhpStorm. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PhpStorm on Ubuntu 20.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PhpStorm website.

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