Zip and Unzip files with FTP client/Filezilla

Zip and Unzip files with FTP client/Filezilla

As a Freelance Web Developer, I work on many hosting panels, I have to transfer sites from one server to another very frequently.

While doing this, I’ve faced a very common problem many times in last few years. Some hosting company doesn’t provide a rich file manager or in some cases client gives only ftp account details.

If I download all files once and upload to other server again using an FTP CLIENT like FileZilla, It requires lots of time. Because filezilla processes files one by one.

That’s why I started to find a solution to make the process faster and effective and finally I have a solution for both zip and unzip. Now I can zip and unzip files within seconds!

However, I know many people are looking for a similar solution and that’s why I am writing this post. You can follow the articles below to zip and unzip files using FileZilla:

How to Zip/Compress Files using Filezilla ?

How to Unzip/Extract Files using FileZilla ?

Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

Thank You


14 Responses

  1. Lara says:

    Even if free FTP software the cost to set it up and manage is too much. Binfer is an easier way to transfer files. See FTP replacement

  2. Lepi says:

    @ Lara

    It’s look like Binfer is seeding big files to email account?
    That’s not what we need here.

    I need to se what is on server side.

  3. Brandon says:


    Admins of Filezilla say: “Redacted link due to obvious and trivial security vulnerabilities in the provided scripts”

    • Abdul Awal says:

      Hi Brandon,
      Its recommended to remove the script files after getting the job done. There’s no security risk if you delete the files after doing zip/unzip.

  4. Christian says:

    Works perfectly, it’s very useful, expecially when you are facing tasks like deploying moodle core files on servers that are accessible only by ftp.

  5. error please help says:

    hi, I tried your module, but it gave me error as

    Status: Error: Your PHP version does not support unzip functionality.
    Processing Time: 0.00078988075256348 seconds


  6. Fabio says:

    Hello there!

    After the sucssess message the zip file only had the directories e not the files.


  7. Phil Hambley says:

    Many thanks for sharing this. It really is a great little tool!

  8. Rahul H says:

    Great man, this script is amazing. Do you also have any script which can delete the huge number of files quickly?

  9. Carmine says:

    amazing, you’re my boss!
    it works perfectly

  10. nice sharing. i like this article

  11. Anton Thorn says:

    still works! 🙂 7/25/18

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