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How to Install WebStorm on Windows?

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  • Last Updated : 16 Oct, 2022
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WebStorm is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) and is used for developing web applications in React, Vue, Angular, Express, Php, Meteor, Ruby, etc. It has been maintained by Jetbrains since its launch and is primarily written in Java. As one of the most popular JavaScript IDEs on the market, it offers a wide range of features such as auto code completion, syntax highlighting, linting, debugging, profiling, smart code navigation, auto code completion, code refactoring, unit testing, integration testing, and a variety of plugins.

This article tells the installation of WebStorm in Windows 10/11.

Installation of WebStorm

Step 1: Download the latest version of the graphical installer from

Going to the website and downloading the webstrom


A pop up appears for download has started


Location on downloads in the chrome


Step 2: Start the installation process by double-clicking the executable file. Click on the Next button. 

Installation start of the WebStorm


Step 3: Click on the Browse button, and select the desired installation path.

Select the desired installation path in webstorm


Step 4: In the next step, update the path variable, create a desktop icon, choose the shortcut for the start menu, and wait for the installation to complete.

Adding path variables


Adding jetbrains in start menu bar


Manual reboot or reboot now


Step 5: Start WebStorm by searching “webstrom” in the start menu

Searching WebStorm in the start menu.


Step 6: Accept the service agreement 

JetBrains user Agreement.


Step 7: JetBrains is a paid software, but students can access it for free, by using their GitHub student developer account login credentials, or if you have a JetBrains account then, login with your JetBrains account. 

Activate the WebStorm using an account. No gmail can be used. Student account is free.


Authorization successful after correct webstrom login credentials.


WebStorm only for educational purpose if used under student account.


Step 8: Create a new project by setting the path and selecting the required framework.

Creating a project in WebStorm


Step 9: When the project has been created, start working on it as you would in any other IDE.

The WebStorm ide ready for use.


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