webstorm Getting started with webstorm Installation and Setup




WebStorm is lightweight yet powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) perfectly equipped for complex client-side development and server-side development, it is cross-platform and works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

WebStorm features advanced support for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and their modern successors, as well as for frameworks such as AngularJS or React, debugging, and integration with the VCS and various web development tools. also, it provides configured and ready-to-use local development environment, including support for Node.js, Meteor, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Dart, Sass, and more.

Hardware Requirements


In order to run WebStorm smoothly, the following hardware requirements are required:

  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution

System Requirements


For previous versions of WebStorm before 2016 it's required to have Java installed on the machine in order to run WebStorm, starting from WebStorm 2016 and above, JRE 1.8 is bundled with distributions for all platforms. You don't need any Java to be installed on your machine in order to run WebStorm.

For the Operating System (OS) the following is required:

  • Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (incl.64-bit)
  • OS X 10.5 or higher, including 10.10 (Only 64-bit OS X is supported)
  • OS Linux 64 bit (KDE, GNOME or Unity DE desktop)

Windows installation:

  1. Download WebStorm from the Download page.
  2. Run the WebStorm-*.exe file that starts the Installation Wizard. ( the * means the current version downloaded )
  3. Follow all steps suggested by the wizard. Pay special attention to the corresponding installation options.

OS X installation:

  1. Download the WebStorm-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file from the Download page. ( the * means the current version downloaded )
  2. Double-click the downloaded WebStorm-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file to mount it.
  3. Copy WebStorm to your Applications folder.

Linux installation:

  1. Download the WebStorm-*.tar.gz file from the Download page. ( the * means the current version downloaded )

  2. Unpack the WebStorm-*.tar.gz file to an empty directory using the following command:

    tar xfz WebStorm-*.tar.gz

  3. Because running WebStorm from wherever you downloaded the file to may be inconvenient, it is recommended that you move the extracted or unpacked archive folder to the desired location using the mv command in one of the following formats:

    mv <path to extracted archive folder> <new archive folder>


- mv /downloads/WebStorm-* my/desired/location
- mv <path to WebStorm-*.tar.gz> <new archive folder>
  1. Switch to the bin directory in the new location:

    cd <new archive folder>/WebStorm-*/bin


- cd <new archive folder>/WebStorm-*/bin
  1. Run webstorm.sh from the bin subdirectory.