Make it faster ?

Hi,
I just download and testing PHPSTORM trial version, but there is one thing concern that PHPSTORM is very slow when working with large project. How to make it faster, is that possible ? Before i buy the license need to make it sure.

Computer configuration:
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Centrino 2 dual processor 2,4GHz
- 2GB RAM

Even though there is only PHPSTORM running on windows still very slow.

Thank you

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Hi there,

Try disabling all inspections (Settings | Inspections -- create new profile with all of them disabled) to see if it make any difference. This should help with CPU load when editing document.

Also -- check first section of this document -- it has penty of suggestions on what may be affecting PhpStorm performance: http://devnet.jetbrains.net/docs/DOC-1253 or http://devnet.jetbrains.net/docs/DOC-192

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Hmm, 2GB of RAM on Windows 7...that's the bare minimum in my experience. 64 bit or 32? How large are you files (lines)? You aren't working on a remote drive / network share, correct?

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It's still OK on x32 (I mean -- Windows and basic programs like Office, browser etc), as long as you do not have many useless (and useful) services/programs running in background (AV, messengers, printer ink monitor etc etc). For comfortable work you need 3 or 4GB for sure. 6GB and more made no difference for me (I've noticed the difference only when I run virtual images and working with Photoshop in addition to other normal stuff).

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32bit windows.
Wow i am running another IDE Is more light.even eclipse is still light.

The source is around 10k lines only. I think is not about minimum memory but from phpstorm it self. Just my 2 cents :p

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Whoa. 10K lines, really? I run a 6 core AMD with 16GB of RAM, 64 Bit on a RAID 0 machine.

Over about 2500 lines, it gets slow...that's a huge file.

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[quote]I run a 6 core AMD with 16GB of RAM, 64 Bit on a RAID 0 machine.[/quote]

Nice! :) 4 monitors too?

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Just three, 2 19" and a 27" (that's my work machine.) My home machine which I actually work on 3 days a week is an 8 core AMD, 16GB RAM, SSD drive primary, RAID 0 storage, 2 23" monitors and a 24" (running Eyefinity which rocks for gaming when I'm not coding.)

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Yes 10k lines.

Should have more RAM if this will make phpstorm faster, any idea how big RAM ?

Best Regards

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PhpStorm and other IDEA-based products are not performing well at all on such large files -- the way how it parse/handle the file structure, code analysis, inspections etc etc is not suitable for working with large files. This moment is clearly stated in the links I've provided.

You definitely need to split file into smaller pieces (refactor your code) if you want better performance (regardless of the amount of RAM, CPU etc).

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If you has GitFlow plugin enabled - try to disable it, that was my issue with very slow usage of IDE

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