remote system explorer in eclipse is a fine and handy plugin wich allowes you to view/edit server side files providing ssh and much more,.. also terminal/ssh sessions are possibile within eclipse… the only problem i had was, that when switching to remote system explorer perspective eclipse does not activate error highlighting and autocomplete in php code… with this little fix you can get it working again…..
Step 1:locate a folder named “RemoteSystemTempFiles” within your workspace directory (this folder my be hidden by default,. just configure your operationg system to show hidden files)
Step 2: open the file “.project” which is located under the “RemoteSystemTempFiles” folder.
Step 3: add this two lines to the “natures” like depicted below
Step 4: save file and restart eclipse -> voila it is working !!