How to Install PhpStorm on Ubuntu?

Download PhpStorm from –

Become root.

sudo -s

then enter your password…

Extract PhpStorm-x.y.tar.gz using

tar xfz PhpStorm-x.y.tar.gz

Move the extracted folder to /opt/phpstorm

mv PhpStorm-x.y /opt/phpstorm

Now the time is to crater a launcher of PhpStorm. Let’s do it–

Chang Directory to Home


Create a desktop file and install it

sudo nano phpstorm.desktop

and copy the following to the phpstorm.desktop file.

then execute the following command to automatically install it in the unity:

desktop-file-install phpstorm.desktop

Create a symlink in /usr/local/bin using

ln -s /opt/phpstorm/bin/ /usr/local/bin

For phpstorm icon to be displayed in dash, phpstorm icon can be added as

cp /opt/phpstorm/bin/webide.png /usr/share/pixmaps/webide.png

Note: phpStorm is not Opensource.