Use PHP to zip (archive) a folder

Use PHP to zip (archive) a folder

Here is a very simple way to use PHP to zip up (archive) a folder.

// check for the button to be pressed

if (isset($_POST['archive'])){

// Set File name

$filename = "";

// Get real path for our folder
$rootPath = realpath('');

// Initialize archive object
$zip = new ZipArchive();
$zip->open($filename, ZipArchive::CREATE | ZipArchive::OVERWRITE);

// Create recursive directory iterator
/** @var SplFileInfo[] $files */
$files = new RecursiveIteratorIterator(
    new RecursiveDirectoryIterator($rootPath),

foreach ($files as $name => $file)
    // Skip directories (they would be added automatically)
    if (!$file->isDir())
        // Get real and relative path for current file
        $filePath = $file->getRealPath();
        $relativePath = substr($filePath, strlen($rootPath) + 1);

        // Add current file to archive
        $zip->addFile($filePath, $relativePath);

// Zip archive will be created only after closing object

echo "Archive" .$filename ." was create" ; 



Now just create a button with the name=archive and link the action=”” to your php file ..

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