About PhpStorm

PhpStorm is an integrated development environment (IDE) editor that lets developers program, test, debug and complete code for several frameworks including Symfony, Drupal, Laravel, Zend Framework, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Yii and CakePHP. It offers a live edit preview functionality, which allows professionals to facilitate debugging sessions by viewing changes made in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript codes in real-time.

Developers can utilize PhpStorm to analyze, refactor, format, re-arrange and autocomplete codes using a smart PHP code editor. It provides an IDE scripting console, which allows professionals to write scripts in the required language and integrate the platform with IntelliJ platform API to build custom IDE or plugins. Additionally, users can create...


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74 Reviews of PhpStorm

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.81 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

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December 2019

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Irfan from DatumSquare IT Services

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Absolutely Wonderful Solution for PHP Development

As a PHP Developer I thank JetBrains for this wonderful product because It is a complete PHP IDE where I can develop, deploy, debug and even remotely debug. Great overall experience

Pros

- A complete PHP development IDE with all the modern features an IDE must possess like Version control, Database access, Debugging are so good to have feature for PHP Development environment - Built with powerful features of IntelliSense which makes PHP Coding really great as well - Support for a number of themes and add-ons is great so developer can customize according to their own needs - SSH and terminal support is out of the box you don't need to switch to other terminal apps during your development like for using git commands in terminal or accessing SSH. - Support for saving files as templates is just awesome. Plus its coding suggestions to improve as per chosen coding standards and templates is great. - A large number of built-in keyboard shortcuts plus feature of adding custom short cuts is great - It has add-ons to support different PHP Frameworks. Which is great - Being a PHP Developer myself there are so many things to appreciate PHPStorm that I can even write a book about it

Cons

- With a lot of good features there are some issues as well like it gets a bit slow while loading huge projects. That's because it indexes all files for faster search but sometimes if system is low on memory that can be very painful because it can get really slower - Some configurations like debugging configurations can be a bit more difficult for new users sometimes they might need to go through a lot of research to set up development environment with all features - It is not free or a bit expensive as compared to some other options available

Reasons for Choosing PhpStorm

That's because of its full features

Reasons for Switching to PhpStorm

NetBeans is good too but if you compare NetBeans with PHP Storm I would suggest to try PHP Storm and you will become its fans too and that's because of its extensive features.

May 2019

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Kennedy from Compwhiz Technology Solutions

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

PhpStorm - The best PHP IDE

We use Phpstorm to code our web applications and it has drastically reduced the time our developers are building web applications and there are fewer programming errors thanks to phpstorm.

Pros

The syntax highlighting is very good for PHP, HTML and Javascript. The User Interface is friendly and easy use. Keyboard shortcuts are available that speed up development. Phpstorm supports version control which makes going back to commits easy. Further, you can deploy your application to your server right from Phpstorm and integrates well with third party plugins such as Laravel IDE helper and there arelots of plugins from the official plugins repository that can be accessed from the IDE itself. There is also a student pack that gives free licences for a year to students to help them taste the full power of PHPstorm.

Cons

The price is the only thing that I dont like about PHPstorm.

Reasons for Choosing PhpStorm

Its elegance and features. Its also a mature IDE that has been in the market for long

August 2021

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César José from Bufeo Tec

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Why do I consider PHPStorm one of the best IDE for PHP?

Thanks to PhpStorm, my team can develop software in a faster and more efficient way. It sensationally facilitates integration with GitHub, and allows us to generate code using the best existing practices.

Pros

I love the way PHPStorm helps me a lot to optimize my code. Autocomplete works in an amazing way. In addition, it allows you to connect directly with the database you are using, making your work more efficient.

Cons

The only bad thing I could say about PHPStorm is RAM consumption. If we compare it for example with Sublime Text, the difference is enormous. But I think despite that, it's worth it

August 2019

Ben from William James Development

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2019

Feature Rich Code IDE

If you are a professional developer and need a quality tool for your work, PHPStorm is worth the money. But be prepared to put in the time to learn the IDE

Pros

The amount of work that you can get done without leaving the editor is fantastic. From sshing into your server, version control, database and testing. Great number of plugins for most frameworks and testing tools.

Cons

The price is becoming a bit of an issue for me. With that being said, it does make your development process so much easier. Memory usage is quite high too and sometimes I find myself using a more lightweight editor such as vscode or sublime.

June 2021

Jerric from ClickSend

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Best IDE for software development for PHP

All in all the pros out weight the cons by a mile, it's a great tool specifically for software development it got all that you'll need for php and much more. And once I've got my hands on this software, I've finally stop from jumping to one IDE to another.

Pros

* Cross-platform * Supports javascript and js frameworks as well ie: VueJS, NodeJS * Ease of use * It comes ready to use right out the box * Feature rich with terminal command line, mysql and git integrations ready (you'll love the git one) * Tons of plugins that will make your development experience a lot easier and faster * Easy integration with PHP frameworks and tools such as Symfony, Laravel and PHPunit

Cons

* Eats quite a hefty amount of RAM, if you have a below average setup you'll have a hard time running this IDE along with other tools such as MySQL Workbench * Since it's a bit RAM hungry it also affects it's speed when in peak operation, it's not particularly slow, but you'll also have to use a relatively optimum hardware to experience a optimum/fast performance out of it.