A few days ago I’ve shared a php script to unzip files. After that I received a few queries for a different script that will create zip files with content of current directory. And that’s why I am writing this article today.

Today, I’m going to share a php script that will create zip file using content of current directory. Its a very simple script and the workflow is simple as well!

Let’s know about how it works:

If you run the script it will find all the files, folders inside the folder (where you placed the script) and create a zip file inside this folder with all the files and folders.

With version 2.0, you can now select the files and folders you want to include in zip file. 

Here’s a video that explains features and way to use:

How to use ?

  • Simply click here to get the script
  • Upload zipCF.php on the directory which you want to make zip file
  • Open zipCF.php with your browser
  • Provide a Name for the zip file
  • Click on Create Zip file
  • It will create the zip file if everything is ok and provide a success message just below the submit button
  • If you see the success message, go to ftp client or browse direct url to zip file from your browser
  • Download the newly created zip file
  • Use it anyhow you need
  • Delete zipCF.php file from your server to avoid security issues

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Thanks to David Walsh for his very useful article which I’ve used to create this script.