How to Create Download and Extract Zip File Using PHP

In this article we will show you how to download and extract Zip file using PHP. For downloading, we will use cURL. First we create a blank zip file, download the zip file from server and put it’s contents to the blank zip file we created after extract. You may also like How to create zip file after upload file using PHP and How to check a folder doesn’t already exist using php.

PHP Code

    $url = "";
    $zip_file = "folder/";

    $zip_resource = fopen($zipFile, "w");

    $ch_start = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_FAILONERROR, true);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER, true);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_BINARYTRANSFER,true);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 10);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 0);
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0); 
    curl_setopt($ch_start, CURLOPT_FILE, $zip_resource);
    $page = curl_exec($ch_start);
        echo "Error :- ".curl_error($ch_start);

    $zip = new ZipArchive;
    $extractPath = "Download File Path";
    if($zip->open($zipFile) != "true")
     echo "Error :- Unable to open the Zip File";


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