I'm new to PHPstorm/Webstorm.
My first challenge is that the options for using existing files don't quite match my set up.. or perhaps they do but I'm not see in.
We have our production/live web server in San Fransciso. These public_html directories for several sites are the "root authority" and are mirrored down to our local server here on the network.
BUT, we do developement on the local server which are mounted volumes on the desktop (Mac OSX) because it saves time... once the local files are working we push them to the production server. If anyone do not push their files to the production server by the end of the day, they risk having their local files deleted. Don't ask my about this... it's a big of a snake pit. We could probably do better, but that's the set up now.
So I'm not sure if I should set up the project by choose the remote server as the source or if I should point the local mirror as the source files. Another way this can be talked about is for working purposes: the local mirror is our development server (at least for the day) and the remote server is the distribution server.
so what is the best way to set up the project with this context?