how to compress folder using php code

use the below code has been tested and works very well,


replace variables to suit your needs.


// Get real path for our folder
$rootPath = realpath(‘folder-to-zip’);

// Initialize archive object
$zip = new ZipArchive();
$zip->open(‘’, 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