Can webstorm be used on projects on a remote server?

I have a windows laptop and a remote Ubuntu server (VM, actually) and would like to use WebStorm, and all its facilities, to work on and manage projects that live on that remote server.

I own the server and so can make any adjustments (e.g. intall samba). Does webstorm have any/some ssh capacity to be able to administer remote commands and such?

In short, is there a way to keep/manage/develop projects on a remote linux box with webstorm as if that project were local (and still having all the usual webstorm functionality available)?

Thank you in advance.

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Does webstorm have any/some ssh capacity to be able to administer remote commands and such?

No. If you miss SSH support, please vote for https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WEB-9718 and related tickets

is there a way to keep/manage/develop projects on a remote linux box with webstorm as if that project were local (and still having all the usual webstorm functionality available)?


we strongly recommend to store all project files locally. All IDE  functionality is based on the index of the project files which WebStorm  builds when the project is loaded and updates on the fly as you edit  your code. To provide efficient coding assistance, WebStorm needs to  re-index code fast, which requires fast access to project files. The  latter can be ensured only for local files, that is, files that are  stored on you hard disk and are accessible through the file system.
Moreover, the fsnotifier tool we use to synchronize the IDE virtual file  system with external changes doesn't support remote drives, so you  might have problems synchronizing files created externally, outside of  WebStorm.
So, we usually suggest keeping all project files on a local drive, using FTP deployment feature to synchronize your local sources with remote ones (see https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/PhpStorm/Deployments+in+PhpStorm)

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Is this answer still valid? Asking since the competition went a different route.

thank you

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