Drag & Drop Project Files to Remote Hosts in PhpStorm

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.

This functionality is available in IntelliJ Idea, PyCharm, WebStorm, PhpStorm, and RubyMine.

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:

Please download the latest build, provide feedback for bugs and feature requests here, and leave questions in the comments below or in our forums!

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains Web IDE Team

About Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, working on .NET tools. He focuses on .NET, Azure, web technologies and application performance. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. In his free time, he brews his own beer. Follow him on Twitter or check his personal blog.
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