The Remote Host pane allows us to work directly on a remote server through FTP, FTPS, SFTP or a local/network folder. A lot of people asked us to add drag & drop to the Remote Host pane in PhpStorm. Good news: PhpStorm 6 comes with drag & drop as well as copy & paste support from the project pane to the remote host pane.
To add a remote host, select Tools | Deployment | Configuration and provide the necessary details to connect to the remote host. Once finished, Tools | Deployment | Browse Remote Host will reveal the remote file browser.
We can now drag a file from the project pane to the remote host pane and initiate an upload of the selected file(s) to the remote host:
Copy/paste between both panes is supported as well:
And of course, the inverse direction is supported as well: we can select files on the remote host and drag them to our local project to download them from the remote server:
Develop with pleasure!
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