I recently started connecting to my server using PHPStrom, and I can send files(upload) to the server just fine, but after having searched and searched, I can not find a way to download files from server. Is this feature not possible in PHPStorm?
To seamlessly up- and download files to and from your server, you're going to want to set up a deployment configuration with a mapping between a local and a remote folder. Here is how.
Open the deployment configuration window by selecting Tools → Deployment → Configuration... from the menu.
If you haven't already created a deployment connection, create one one. I have already created one here and switched the Mappings tab.
The Deployment path on server is the location on the server (relative to the Root path set up for the connection) where your project files are located.
In the Remote Host panel, you'll now be able to download files to your project folder.
Additionally, you can also download the server version of a file, by using the options available under the Deployment submenu in the context menu in the Project panel.