How to Install PhpStorm IDE on Ubuntu Linux

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For developers looking for a PHP IDE platform to build and manage their PHP applications, PhpStorm IDE should be a great place to start. PhpStorm is a popular PHP Integrated Development Environment (IDE) code editor that supports PHP 5.3 through 7.2.

PhpStorm provides on-the-fly error prevention, autocompletion, and debugging and supports HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You can install and use it for free for 30 days. after which you must purchase a license.

This brief tutorial will show students and new users how to easily install the PhpStorm IDE installer on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 desktop…

For more about PhpStorm, please check its Homepage.

To install PhpStorm on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

There are two ways to install PhpStorm on Ubuntu: one is via its ToolBox App, and the other is using Snap. To install via its ToolBox App, use the Download link below:

Save the file to your desktop. Then right-click it and extract the zipped folder. Next, browse to the extracted folder and run the executable.

PhpStorm Ubuntu install

Then select the app you want to install via its ToolBox Apps

PhpStorm Ubuntu install

Install PhpStorm via Snap

If you won’t use the ToolBox app, Snap is your only option. Snaps are containerized software packages that are simple to create and install. It’s a new way to manage packages on Linux systems and is supported by the top Linux distributions.

It’s probably the easiest way to install and manage packages on Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

To install the PhpStorm task management app via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install phpstorm --classic

When you’re done, PhpStorm should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview, search PhpStorm, and launch it.

PhpStorm ubuntu install

If you already have an account, sign in and start using PhpStorm. If you don’t already have an account, you may want to register or sign in with one of those social platforms.

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