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4/29/2015 – Installing .zip Files in cPanel

Posted by Jamison on 29 04 2015.

zipperfileCompressing files is important if you have a huge file size needed to be downloaded or uploaded. It lessens space and makes it easier and quicker for you to transport, email, store, download, and upload files. It also makes your software runs faster and more efficient as your files no longer take a huge amount of byte size in your server. Without a Zip compression tool, you can be wasting so much time dealing with slow computer speed. To start using this tool, you need to first install it. This article will show you how to install the program and use it to reduce your file’s size.


Also we’ll discuss the process of downloading and installing Zip, uploading files in the file manager, compressing, and extracting .zip files. Read on.




You can only compress and extract files if you have Zip on your server, which can only be installed by running the yum install zip command. This program will let you extract and compress .zip, .Gz, and .Bz2.


Accessing File Manager


File manager allows you to de-clutter and manage your website via HTTP. With this, you can create, delete, upload, edit and organize files in folders. This program is complete with everything you need in order to manage your files. You can also hide files for privacy purposes.


To access the file manager, follow these steps:


  1. Go to the Files section and click the File Manager icon.
  2. Choose which directory you want to manage File Manager.


Creating a folder


Putting your files inside folders will help you organize and manage them easily and quickly. With this, you no longer have to search for a single file anywhere on your website simply because you didn’t remember where you put it. Follow this guide in order to create a new folder.


  1. Click on the New Folder section and then fill up necessary boxes in the pop-up window.
  2. Name the folder.
  3. Choose where you are going to place the folder.
  4. Click the Create New Folder button located at the lower right corner of the pop-up.


Uploading files


Uploading files using the File Manager is pretty simple. Just follow these steps to walk you throughout the entire process.


  1. Go to the folder where you want to place the files.
  2. Click the Upload icon, then the browse button.
  3. Search for the file you want to upload and then double click it. This will instantly upload the file.
  4. Repeat the same steps if you have multiple files to upload.
  5. Now, if you want to overwrite a file, just click the Overwrite checkbox to enable the function.


Extracting and Compressing


Once you have all of the files you wish to extract, simply click on the Extract icon at the top right corner of the File Manager window. And to create an archive, just click the Compress icon, select the files or folders you want to include, and then click the Compress File(s).