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What do you like best?

I can say little. Honestly, all Jetbrains IDEs seem to me to be the best in their field. Extraordinary prediction, error control, debugger... You can customize it as much as possible, have different interpreters (If programs for example use different versions of PHP), integration with docker, console, tests (PHPUnit) ... Personally I use all the Jetbrains IDEs, they seem to me the best without a doubt to program in any programming language, in this case, in my work, we all have PHPStorm with the paid license. Without a doubt it is a great tool, and with a constant support.

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What do you dislike?

Personally I find it hard to say any defect of this IDE, perhaps, due to the multitude of configurations you have, and more if you work with debuggers, tests, dockers ... It would be the complexity of the initial configuration to have everything in harmony and flow, but once all these initial configurations are done, the only thing you have to worry about is programming your web applications in PHP, JS, or the web language you prefer, since PHPStorm not only supports PHP Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a programmer working under the PHP programming language, no doubt, this is your IDE, after having 'suffered' IDEs like Netbeans, Eclipse, or some editors like Sublime, Atom... Without a doubt, PHPStorm sweeps away all of the above. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the programs (API, intranet programs...), we program them under this IDE, besides obtaining a greater performance and benefits given the support that PHPStorm provides you, its predictions in code, and its lint, make you realize an optimal code, in a fast time, and that you are aware that it is optimized based on the language version that you have selected previously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PhpStorm Overview

What is PhpStorm?

PhpStorm is a professional IDE for PHP and Web developers. It is perfect for working with Symfony, Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, Laravel, Magento, Joomla!, CakePHP, Yii, and other frameworks.

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Enjoy productive PHP and web development with PhpStorm. Take advantage of deep code understanding, top-notch coding assistance, and support for all major tools and frameworks.


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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It autocompletes your code as you write. It comes with its own terminal so you do not have to open another one. Its user interface is great with great themes the user can customize to their satisfaction. For students or if you have a student email you can access the application for a year, else you can try it for thirty days. It is easy to install on any platform either Linux or windows or even mac operating systems. It has a visual debugging feature inside the IDE. With phpStorm, you are also able to code all front end languages. It supports git databases connection and other in its system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For newer languages like preCSS, it lacks support for them. It is expensive to use most when you do not have a student email hence does not offer a community version for its lovers. For systems that are a bit old, phpStorm can be really a strong program for them since it will slow down the system. Most developers would love this IDE to be used for more than one language, other than installing different IDEs for each language you come across with. Some IDEs have a preview of the output of your code, and so far I haven't seen that in phpStorm Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Create a community version for your users Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am developing web applications and websites. I am able to code faster with it since most of the tools that I require are just a click away I do to need to open another program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like nearly everything about this software. There are small bugs sometimes but overall works like a charm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes small bugs are encountered in the application but not significant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider this tool if you are using PHP or related frameworks. I use this for Laravel and it works like a charm. Never felt a need to find or look for anything else. The extension library is super amazing. The themes are beautiful and elegant. This software is not too costly and fits all the users while developing a laravel or PHP based application. CLI can be improved more I think. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use PhpStorm for laravel projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Junior Java Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Me gusta lo fácil que es de usar y que es compatible con otros lenguajes como jQuery, React, y Angular.js. Además, PHPstorm no es estrictamente para el lenguaje PHP sólo porque lo uso para JavaScript y CSS también. Me gusta la función de resaltar la sintaxis también porque ofrece sugerencias para mejorar esa parte resaltada del código. JetBrains, el desarrollador de PHPStorm, crea productos que valen la pena por su facilidad de uso y el incremento de productividad que aportan a los usuarios. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Utiliza mucha memoria y a veces tarda mucho tiempo en cargarse. Pero no es tan malo porque nunca he experimentado un accidente todavía. Además, está repleto de características increíbles, pero las migraciones automáticas no son una de ellas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Estoy usando este IDE como mi editor de código al escribir mis códigos HTML, CSS y PHP. PhpStorm es bastante inteligente y me permite aumentar mi productividad muchas veces. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creando aplicaciones web usando el lenguaje PHP en un ambiente de negocios. Este editor de código nos ha ayudado a disminuir los errores que estamos cometiendo. Además, tiene características integradas geniales como FPT, GIT y terminal, así que no hay necesidad de comprar otro software para esos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I'm not a fan of PHP with the dynamic typing and frequent updates between versions that break my code so a good IDE that makes a painful language easier to work with is godsent, my favorite thing is that you can easily jump into files if you are in the function that calls a different file, it saves a lot of time especially in a large deployment with many developers that work concurrently in different parts and was developed over a long time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a bug I hit relatively often with (override(map[])) now; With long object names sometimes just doesn't work anymore, on the upside I think that it will be patched soon since it is already reported. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have used Pycharm or IDEA it will feel familiar to you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing on PHP to interact with Databases is faster than with other tools, they also have datagrip so you don't need to switch much cosmetically speaking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

some things are good i guess but i never use that ish because im a senior erlang dev ex. php dev it makes the clusterf*** seemingly easier to navigate, but its all lies..... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

this product used to be good but version 2016.2 to current 2017.1 is unacceptable for business use, i have a long running review of this app based on the frustrations ive had since 2015, so 2 yrs of headache and nothing has been solved and the devs of the platform basically refuse to fix or acknowledge, they just take your money. review is here https://plus.google.com/106435649138230430305/posts/D1A8CEgoRkq

also try making a new file its insane, make a popup the mouse has to click and miss the click and restart. fire yourselves!!!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

at first you will be surprised at all the features ... until you decide to use them your ide crashes and burns with no support and then ultimately you realize it was all hype and mostly increases the development time with negligible benefits. for every feature there is a learning curve that will force you to redefine your workflow until you can no longer contain it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i have realized that trusting a company full of hacks with the responsibility if creating usable business software is both a money pit and technical debit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PhpStorm
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

This software attracts my attention, due to its splendid and effective functionalities, which it has integrated into its programming, which can be used by any user in particular, in the most flexible way possible, including that it supports direct access keys that help the coding process, and make it faster at work, since we save considerable time, thanks to this option of use, without excluding that it contains an automatic generation of assistance functions such as autocomplete and quite useful information and prevalent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

After some updates to the version of PhpStorm, drastically, the application began to present slowdown failures, to start or perform several operations at the same time, which is a considerable problem, since sometimes due to its slow system, it can delay the work you do on a platform, on significant issues, including the initialization process for source code debugging, it's a bit obscure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is recommended for companies that have quite extensive code bases, which those that have these contributions are the ones with the greatest daily labor productivity, especially if these organizations have high-category developers in their departments that are specifically based on PHP matters, including that it is also excellent at ensuring strong and sophisticated version control, with informal colored files that was currently added, being quite a complex system, on the positive side. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a large web company, one of our departments is based on planning and creating implementations of software tools to develop, administer and manage an online site, in the best possible way, in shorter terms, we can consider them in the acronym of cms, which we use on a large scale for our clients, since developers have the facility to choose their own work instruments, in order to guarantee a scan of a complete code base and thus build an establishment of virtual data for autocompletion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

With PhpStorm you've smart addons to work much easier with frameworks and they make your work so much easier. There is no need to have the documentation open on the side you can just rely on the autofill option for example. It really helped me to get comfortable at programming with shopware and symfony. But it is not just that, you have built in terminals, git / vcs support and you can fast and easily connect to databases you are working with. It is in my opinion the perfect IDE to work with projects built on a PHP Stack. It is definitely a must-have to work properly in structured and OOP projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately it costs money. But it does for a good reason, because the features it comes with make it very worth. And it is a java based IDE leading to some memory issues, next to that I still can not see any real downside to PhpStorm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should really dig yourself into all the features given, because that is what makes PhpStorm so wonderful. Sure, a very experienced programmer wont need all these features you could say, but I know a lot of wonderful programmers that rave about these features and the efficiency PhpStorm brings with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PhpStorm is helping me to learn how to program while im doing my apprenticeship. Thanks to the addons I have been getting used to php and several frameworks like shopware and to the agile processes that use git. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack web developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Support for several languages and programming libraries for web development, especially the PHP language and its frameworks and JavaScript and its frameworks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps there is a problem with the temporary suspension, which is a bit heavy, but this is forgiven for the services it provides Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solving slow running in lunching me be will make it perfect Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Built programs and multiple web sites in multiple languages and frameworks, nearly twenty projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

PhpStorm is a very good editor, I can definitely recommend it. Edited for a long time with PhpStorm, but also with his brothers from Jetbrains; Pycharm and Intellij. They are all top products that make your life much better.

As for PhpStorm, the debugger and good integration with XDebug is a huge plus. Putting a simple breakpoint in your code all makes as much as possible. In addition, PhpStorm also does a lot in the background. Such as highlighting code that is broken by definition, improvements for syntax and automagic import of namcespaces. Finally, it also has a lot of extra functionalities, such as a database client.

The only thing I don't like working so much are front-end things like Angular and React. For this I like to switch back to VSCode for the IntelliSense of TypeScript and JavaScript. It is possible in PhpStorm, but it is not my favorite. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The console. If you try to intall a npm package and try to paste it in the console it acts weird Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Advanced webdevelopment software thats easy to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used sublime text before this and that wasn't as advanced as PHPStorm Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Backend Developer & Devops
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

All: completition, automation, error highlights, Quality checks ... all that you can dream.

You can install plugins to face all the completition - code generation - code navigation of the main framework in the industry: it be symfony, laravel, yii, PhpStorm have you covered.

You can debug your code very easily in PHPStorm, even if you use Docker or other container based systems: PhpStorm comes with containers handling capabilities that makes set up, start, stop and using containers a breeze.

Ah forgot: do you have html or css or js in your project as well and not only php? Even there, PhpStorm is ready to assist you: you'll have checkers and autocompletition for those too.

For me is the perfect programming companion Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really ... but one thing that can be misleading is the "shelve" feature that is the same as Stash in GIT Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programming with PHPStorm is a fantastic experience: you have all the helpers you need, built in phpcs, phpmd and a lot of other error detecting stuff, autocompletition, generators... it's great, really. And all this staff either already there or installable via plugins

You should give it a try. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

PHPStorm extended code formatting structure is ready to help you format your code, perform unit tests or provide visual debugging. It provides a rich code editor and code completion features. In addition, PhpStorm offers an excellent suggestion to help you understand the operation of the application at every step.

It works well with large frameworks like PHPStorm, Symfony, Zend Framework, Yii, CakePHP, Laravel and important CMS systems like Drupal, Magento and WordPress. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only and biggest drawback is that it is paid, unlike its biggest competitors. There is a free version for students, universities and many institutions, but for companies it is bad. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A good IDE is packed with lots of features and facilitates rapid development and effective PHP programming. The integrated development environment creates the developer's playground and it is very important to choose an IDE that best fits the needs.

JetBrains has been one of the most loved companies in the developer tools market and has made coding easier and fun for developers over the past 15 years. Do not ignore this and feel free to choose.

You can install many plugins, research them and install the most beautiful ones. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Although PhpStorm is a PHP development tool, Javascript, HTML, CSS, CoffeeScript etc. It also provides a development environment for web technologies.

  PhpStorm can be run locally or remotely with the Zend and Xdebug debugger. In addition, you can use the phpunit test unit.

  PhpStorm is fast, easy to install and has the ability to work on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Support GIT, FTP and remote file synchronization.

Finally, the easy management of multiple projects and quick transitions between projects, since there is more than one employee in a project, the ability to compare before saving, to prevent loss of coding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

PhpStorm is my first choice when it comes to developing a PHP Web application. All the major PHP frameworks are supported in Phpstorm such as Laravel, CodeIgnitor, Symphony, CakePHP, Wordpress, and Magento. PHPstorm is the advanced version of Webstorm with support of PHP and Database. Its refactor feature helps in safely renaming, editing and deleting a file in the project. With PHPStorm we can build powerful web applications and API and work with remote projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

PHPStorm is a very heavy IDE and has a very slow startup time. It reduces our system performance while working on a heavy project or file. I have personally experienced this issue on my mac system while working with a heavy javascript file. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At our company, we use PHPStorm for developing PHP Web applications that are stable, secure, and powerful for our clients. It becomes easy to work on projects that are hosted on cloud with PHPStorm. The IDE has various features like JS Debugger, Code completion, Refactor, and code inspection that are very helpful while working with PHP projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

PHPstorm is our first choice when it comes to developing a large PHP web application as it supports almost every PHP framework like Symphony, Laravel, Drupal, Magento, and Zend framework. Once the project is created it deeply scan our project for all dependencies and understand its structures. PHPStorm even supports all major frontend technologies likes HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, SASS, LESS, Vue, Typescript and many more. Another feature of PHPStorm is the Live edit feature that helps in seeing the changes instantly in the browser. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike about PHPStorm is that whenever there is an update for Mac PHPStorm we have to download it externally and install it again. Another disadvantage is that while working on a large project or heavy file the system slows down and makes it impossible for us to do other work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, we use PHPStorm for creating powerful web applications for our clients as it is a perfect tool for building powerful PHP web applications. While working with large and heavy application there are a lot of chances of bugs or programming errors and PHPStorm IDE works with Xdebug and Zend Debugger to improve the efficiency of our code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PHP Web Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The Toolbox App I can download update downgrade the app in ease.

PHPstorm plugins that make my work faster and easier.

And MySQL connection is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For now nothingi love everything about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just use it and you are gonna fail in love Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the Autocomplete features and the display of errors (syntax or compile time errors). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When working with big projects it can get laggy. For example, we use Magento 2 at work and at some point it lags and completely shuts down. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's an all-in-one software that makes development easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot of other IDEs don't provide the features like Autocomplete or display of errors features. Also, I like the integration of Git. Another thing is the local history which helps looking back at changes and reverting them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Tester
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

PhpStorm is one of the best IDEs for PHP development thanks to smart code completion, code refactoring and parameter hints. I also like that it includes an automatic save feature. Also, it is possible to import or export the settings made to PhpStorm, which is great if you install the software on another computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have no cons with PhpStorm. It is probably the most complete and smart development environment you have ever used. I am really satisfied. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I love PhpStorm. I have been using it for some time to develop apps and services in PHP and I can say that it is just amazing. I recommend its use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has been a pleasure working with PhpStorm for the development of PHP based projects. Its benefits in coding are exceptional such as code completion, code refactoring, and parameter hints. I also appreciate your customization options for the interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

fast, helpful tips, great built in webserver Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Uses to much memory and built in webserver does not support .htaccess Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps develop applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Frontend Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

PhpStorm is a feature rich text editor and that is what I like the most. It has all the features of IntelliSense to make encoding much easier. Also, it has several built-in keyboard shortcuts to write the code faster. Another feature that I like is that it has SSH and Git compatibility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

PhpStorm is not free software. What I dislike is that your subscription is a little expensive compared to other available options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

PhpStorm is software that works really well for PHP development. I recommend it for advanced developers who require code completion functions and integration with repositories. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use PhpStorm because it has IntelliSense built in, which makes writing the code very fast. Also, it has very debugging tools or compilers. On the other hand, it has Git and SSH integrated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

PHPstorm is our primary choice when it comes to developing powerful PHP Web applications. It is really easy to debug our code whether its PHP, Javascript or XML. It supports almost every heavy PHP framework like CodeIgniter, Laravel, and CakePHP which are mostly used by developers. One of the best features of PHPstorm is that we can create a project that is hosted on the remote host and files are accessible through FTP/SFTP. PHPStorm has an inbuilt command-line tool that helps in running important commands in the project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

PHPstorm is a very heavy software and while working on a large project PHPStorm consumes a lot of physical memory and slows down the system and making it hard for us to work on other things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PHPStorm helps us in building a powerful PHP Web application that is stable, secure and robust. We are currently using it to develop and maintain our Laravel Web application that is hosted on the remote server and is accessed through SFTP and by this, we can work on our local project and file get instantly synchronized with the server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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