PHP programmatically create archive file of directory or project folder.

How to create archive file programmatically using PHP. let’s see the easy way to create an archive file using PHP. for creating archive file just copy below function to your code file.

<?php
function Zip($source, $destination)
{
    if (!extension_loaded('zip') || !file_exists($source)) {
        return false;
    }
    $zip = new ZipArchive();
    if (!$zip->open($destination, ZIPARCHIVE::CREATE)) {
        return false;
    }
    $source = str_replace('\\', '/', realpath($source));
    if (is_dir($source) === true)
    {
        $files = new RecursiveIteratorIterator(new RecursiveDirectoryIterator($source), RecursiveIteratorIterator::SELF_FIRST);
        foreach ($files as $file)
        {
            $file = str_replace('\\', '/', $file);
            // Ignore "." and ".." folders
            if( in_array(substr($file, strrpos($file, '/')+1), array('.', '..')) )
                continue;
            $file = realpath($file);
            if (is_dir($file) === true)
            {
                $zip->addEmptyDir(str_replace($source . '/', '', $file . '/'));
            }
            else if (is_file($file) === true)
            {
                $zip->addFromString(str_replace($source . '/', '', $file), file_get_contents($file));
            }
        }
    }
    else if (is_file($source) === true)
    {
        $zip->addFromString(basename($source), file_get_contents($source));
    }
    return $zip->close();
}

For creating the archive file just call that function like.

Zip(DIRECTORY_PATH, ‘zipfilename.zip’);

For creating the archive file of the current directory just use below code like.

Zip(., ‘zipfilename.zip’);

If you face any after adding this code please write a comment.