How to Install WebStorm JavaScript IDE on Ubuntu

WebStorm is a powerful JavaScript IDE, designed for client-side development and server-side development with Node.js. WebStorm support JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Node.js.

In this article we will look at how to install WebStorm JavaScript IDE on Ubuntu 16.04.

How to Install WebStorm JavaScript IDE on Ubuntu

Do the following steps to install WebStorm on Ubuntu Linux.

  • Download WebStorm for Ubuntu.
  • Extract WebStorm installation package.
  • Execute the file.

First, download the WebStorm IDE from the following URL

After the download is finished, extract the webstorm tar file to the /opt directory.

sudo tar -zxvf WebStorm-2017.2.5.tar.gz -C /opt

Then, run the file from the bin directory to start initial configuration and install webstorm on Ubuntu.


(The file is located inside the bin directory of the extracted folder)

Webstorm is a commercial IDE, but you can evaluate the software for 30 days before deciding to purchase a license key.

During the installation makes sure to create desktop a entry for system menu.

Configure Ubuntu WebStorm

And that’s it!! Now you have Webstorm is installed on your Ubuntu Desktop.