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JetBrains PhpStorm er et integrert utviklingsmiljø for PHP-utviklere som er bygget på plattformen til IntelliJ IDEA.





PHP IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and coding productivity orientation.

PhpStorm is a PHP IDE. It provides on-the-fly error prevention, autocompletion and code refactoring, zero configuration debugging and an extended HTML, CSS, and JavaScript editor. PhpStorm also provides powerful built-in tools for debugging, testing and profiling your applications.

About PhpStorm

PhpStorm - PHP IDE with Intelligent editor for productive coding
PhpStorm provides a rich and intelligent code editor for PHP with syntax highlighting, extended code formatting configuration, on-the-fly error checking, and smart code completion.

PhpStorm PHP Code Completion
Code completion (Ctrl + Space) finalizes classes, methods, variable names, and PHP keywords, plus commonly used names for fields and variables depending on their type.

PhpStorm PHPDoc Support
The PhpStorm editor respects PHPDoc in your code and provides appropriate code completion suggestions based on @property, @method and @var annotations. When you edit PHPDoc for your code, the variables names and types are auto-completed from the corresponding code blocks. PHP code refactorings also consider PHPDocs to keep them up-to-date.

PhpStorm PHP Refactoring
Rename refactoring works for files, functions, constants, classes, properties, methods, parameters, local and global variables. Make global project changes easily and safely. Local changes are made instantly in-place.

PhpStorm Smarty Templates Editing
PhpStorm IDE allows you to use a Smarty template engine and offers the following productivity features for working with .tpl files:

  • Configurable syntax highlighting for keywords, strings, variables and braces
  • Syntax errors highlighting
  • Smarty functions and attributes completion
  • Automatic insertion of paired braces, quotes and closing tags
  • Commenting of the selected block with a single hotkey
  • Custom Smarty delimiters support

PhpStorm Efficient project analysis and navigation
Thorough source code analysis allows PhpStorm to provide a sophisticated code completion, even to unannotated code, for example:

  • Function return type is deducted from its body and return statements
  • Class property types (and declarations) are extracted from the constructor code
  • File structure view and class, method and call hierarchy views allow for faster code review and navigation.

PhpStorm Unit testing without interruptions
Develop PHP Unit tests in PhpStorm and run them instantly from directory, file or class using the context menu options. Dedicated Run/Debug configurations allow you to the required set of tests at any time. Tests are executed in a dedicated Test Runner UI, displaying results overview and detailed stats for the whole suite and every particular test. In case of a test failure you can instantly get from the stacktrace to the line of code where the error occurred.

Code stepping and evaluation with built-in debugger
PhpStorm provides numerous options for debugging your PHP code allowing you to:

  • Set conditional breakpoints with smart step into that allows you to choose a particular method to step into from the call chaininspect context-relevant local variables and user-defined watches, including arrays and complex objects, and edit values on the fly
  • Evaluate an expression in runtime
  • Debug a page in multiple sessions simultaneously
  • Keep a debugging session alive while moving between pages


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System requirements PhpStorm

Operating System for Deployment
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
GNOME or KDE desktop
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

Architecture of Product

Product Type

Disk Space Required: 1 GB RAM minimum 2 GB RAM recommended


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PhpStorm Support

PhpStorm Documentation

JetBrains Newsletter


Introducing PhpStorm


Licensing Terms

JetBrains uses a subscription-based licensing model, allowing you to purchase yearly subscriptions that includes all bug fix updates. The new licensing model also includes perpetual fallback license grants. When purchasing an annual subscription, you will immediately get a perpetual fallback license for the exact version available at the time of your purchase.

Commercial Annual Subscription - for legal entities, including companies and organizations (both for-profit and non-profit), requiring the software for general commercial use. A legal entity may use the software under the Business Subscription on any computer, operating system, and by any developer within a legal entity, provided that the total number of concurrent users never exceeds the number of subscriptions purchased by that legal entity.

Commercial Annual Subscription includes:

  • Free unlimited email access to technical support and online support resources for the period of the Business Subscription
  • Free generally available bug fix upgrades, minor releases and major releases for the licensed JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA edition for the period of the Business Subscription
  • Available to any legal entity (companies and organizations, including non-profit and government)
  • The license is owned by the legal entity, not by an individual
  • Non-transferable restriction: Use of the software is restricted to the legal entity with no right to transfer. Companies and organizations can only transfer their licenses between employees and contractors
  • The licensed purpose of use is general commercial usage
  • Multi-user license - the total number of concurrent software users cannot exceed the number of purchased subscriptions
  • The license term is time-limited, based on yearly subscription payments
  • Perpetual fallback license: Your license is NOT perpetual. The new licensing model includes perpetual fallback license grants. Perpetual fallback license is a license that allows you to use a specific version of the software after your Business Subscription expires. The specific version of the software that you can fallback to use when your Business Subscription expires will be the exact version available at the time of your purchase

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  • Unlimited access to technical support via e-mail
  • Free upgrades to all minor and major releases including bug fixes

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What´s new in PhpStorm 2018.3


  • Doctrine Query Language- PhpStorm comes with full advanced DQL support. You’ll get all the inspections and refactorings: find usages, rename entity or field, associations support, and even more.
  • PHP 7.3 Support- Including flexible Heredoc and Nowdoc syntax, trailing comma in function and method calls, literals as the first operand of instanceof, and the list() reference assignment.
  • Ctrl+Dot Completion- Press Ctrl+. in the suggestions list to get the completed item followed by an arrow. You can then type in the method name right away.
  • PHPDoc Improvements- PhpStorm adds Support for Intersection Types “&”. If you annotate a variable as Foo&Bar, then it is of type Foo and of type Bar at the same time. PhpStorm will also suggest members of both classes.
  • Improvements for formatted string functions -PhpStorm makes it easier to use printf() / sprintf() and prevent common mistakes.
  • Refactorings and Intentions- PhpStorm 2018.3 delivers many refactoring improvements and related intention actions:
    • With the Replace with Alias intention, you can now replace use Foo\Bar with use Foo\Bar as Baz, which will also replace all Bar occurrences with Baz. The opposite action Inline Alias is available as well.
    • The new intention Сhange Class Member Visibility allows you to safely switch public/protected/private modifiers of properties and methods.
    • Private name refactoring is improved and by default PhpStorm will search only context usages when renaming private properties.


  • Remote Deployment To Multiple Hosts -PhpStorm lets you copy files and folders to a remote server using FTP/SFTP/FTPS, as well as to a local or mounted folder as a destination. Now you can deploy to multiple servers at once by using server groups. Add as many groups as you wish with an arbitrary number of destinations in each group, and deploy to all servers in a group simultaneously in one click.

Quality Tools

  • PHP CS Fixer Support- Now with PHP CS Fixer support, it becomes possible to automatically fix code style issues. Not only will PhpStorm detect the path to PHP CS Fixer for you, but it will also autodetect your custom ruleset and turn on the corresponding inspection. Go to some file with code style issues, and run quick-fix that will update the whole file at once.
  • Autodetect non-PSR coding standards for PHP_CodeSniffer -Non-PSR coding standards for PHP_CodeSniffer will be autodetected from your composer.json for the following frameworks: Symfony, Doctrine, Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, MediaWiki, Yii 2, and CakePHP.
  • Simplified settings of quality tools -The quality tools settings have been simplified: you can now configure all supported tools (PHPCS, PHPMD, and PHP CS Fixer) in one place.

Version Control

  • GitHub Pull Requests -You can now work with pull requests inside PhpStorm. Select VCS > Git > View Pull Requests in the menu to open a new tool window with a list of all the pull requests in your project. You can see the description, assignee, reviewers, labels, and changed files from the pull request. See diffs and create a new local branch from pull requests right there.
  • Support for Git submodules -All the familiar features in the Git integration, such as update project, commit changes, view diff, and conflict resolution, now work with Git submodules.
  • Ignore whitespaces -You can now ignore or trim whitespaces while merging – the configuration is available in the new drop-down at the top of the Merge Revisions for… dialog. Whitespaces are also ignored by default when you use Annotate for a file.
  • And even more -Advanced navigation in the VCS log with arrow keys, a parallel fetch of multiple Git repos, better support for pre-commit hooks, and a lot of other improvements are in store.
  • Web Technologies Support
  • Autoimports in JavaScript -In JavaScript files, PhpStorm can now automatically add imports not only for symbols defined in your project, but also for symbols from the project’s dependencies. This works as long as the library has sources written as ES modules or a TypeScript type definition file.
  • Improved Angular support- PhpStorm is now much better at helping you edit Angular templates. Сode completion and Go to definition for variables, pipes and async pipes, as well as for the template reference variables, are now much more accurate. In total, over 50 known issues have been fixed in Angular and AngularJS support.
  • Better 'null' and 'undefined' check -PhpStorm can now better detect situations that lead to a TypeError because a method is invoked on a value that is undefined or null, or it is passed to a function, or its property is used.
  • Vuetify support -PhpStorm now provides code completion for components from Vuetify version 1.1 or later.
  • React improvements -In React apps, code completion now suggests all component lifecycle methods. The Unresolved variable inspection will now warn you about any potentially undefined components.


  • New search popup- The new Search Everywhere dialog is a better way to navigate the project and the IDE - search classes, files, symbols, and even actions and settings. Press Shift-Shift to search everywhere, and switch contexts by pressing Tab.
  • High-contrast theme- To make it more accessible, PhpStorm adds a new high-contrast UI theme. The IDE now allows screen readers to read line numbers, VCS annotations, breakpoints, and other gutter icons. Learn more about screen reader support in the documentation.

Database Tools

  • Cassandra database support.
  • Many improvements in code completion.
  • Support for extensions in PostgreSQL.
  • Introduce table alias intention.
  • Auto-reconnect after time-outs.
  • Ever struggled with finding variables while debugging? Start typing anything to Search variables in debug.
  • Run configurations for HTTP Requests are now supported and created for you automatically as soon as you run a request.
  • Aliases References In Italic help to distinguish real class names and aliased ones.
  • PhpStorm will autodetect Configuration for Test Frameworks based on the composer.json and dotfiles and automatically create Run Configuration to run tests.
  • You’ll be able to generate setUp and tearDown methods for PHPUnit which are called every time before and after running each test method, respectively.

What is new PhpStorm 2018.3 video



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