How to Install Phpstorm on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Phpstorm on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Phpstorm on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

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 PHPStorm for other programming languages like HTML, SQL, Javascript, CSS and more.

Install Phpstorm on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Snappy Package Manager.

To install snappy package manager type following command:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Step 3. Install PhpStorm on Ubuntu 18.04.

To install PhpStorm, open the Ubuntu terminal and execute:

sudo snap install phpstorm --classic

Once the installation is complete, you can start PhpStorm from the application menu, or by running the following command in terminal:


You can also start PHPStorm from activities on Ubuntu. Typing PHPStorm will show you PHPStorm icon. If you want to uninstall PhpStorm, Run:

sudo snap remove phpstorm

That’s all you need to do to install Phpstorm on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.