How to Install WebStorm on CentOS 7

Install WebStorm on CentOS 7

WebStorm is an intelligent and fully featured IDE for JavaScript developed by JetBrains. It also provides support for Typescript, and CSS etc. You can also extend WebStorm features by using plugins. By using WebStorm plugins you can also get support for frameworks like Node.js, Angularjs etc. We can also use WebStorm for other programming languages like HTML, SQL, CSS and more. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install WebStorm on CentOS 7.


Before you start to install WebStorm on CentOS 7. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install WebStorm

First we will download WebStorm using official WebStorm download page using wget command. At the time writing this tutorial the current latest version available is 2018.3.2. You can check latest version for installation if you want.

sudo wget

Now extract the downloaded package using following command.

tar -xvf WebStorm-2018.3.2.tar.gz

Navigate inside the extracted directory.

cd WebStorm-2018.3.2

Now to run WebStorm like normal programs you should create symbolic link using the following command.

sudo ln -s ./WebStorm-2018.3.2/bin/ /usr/bin/webstorm

Start WebStorm

You can launch WebStorm using following command.


On starting WebStorm first time you will be asked to import settings. If you have settings from older version then you can import or select “Do not import settings”.

You will get the following output after accepting the license and importing settings for setting up the initial configuration.

webstorm initial configuration
webstorm initial configuration


You have successfully learned how to install WebStorm on CentOS 7. If you have any queries regarding this then please dont forget to comment below.