How to Compress/Extract files in cPanel

A Compress(ZIP) file or archive contains all files and folders that are compressed combined in a single folder. The size of these files are smaller so that is why they are easy to handle and share.

In Linux shared hosting, you can compress your files and folders in different formats like .Zip, .Tar , .GZip and .Bzip2 . .Tar is most commonly used format for compression .

Please follow the below mentioned steps for making a compress folder in your cPanel of your hosting account at Domainking.NG:



1) Login to your cPanel.

2) Scroll down to Files section and click on “File Manager” icon.

File Manager in cpanel

3) Now navigate to the files or folders that you want to compress and after that select those files to make a compress folder.

Note: You can also select multiple files or folders if you want to compress more than one file from your hosting account.

4) After selecting the file that you want to compress you can press compress icon and select the format in which you want to compress your files. Also you need to select the path of compress file where your file is saved.

By this way you can make a compress or zip folder of your files of your hosting account.

Also you can also extract or unzip your files and folders that you have compressed in a single folder or archive by using Extract option.

You can follow the below mentioned steps for extracting your files from a compress folder in your cPanel of your hosting account at Domainking.NG:



1) Login to your cPanel.

2) Scroll down to Files section and click on “File Manager” icon.

File Manager in cpanel

3) Now navigate to the compress folder that you want to extract or uncompress and after that select folder to extract it.

4) After selecting the compress folder that you want to extract you can press Extract icon and select the path where your files/folders are extracted .

So By this way you can extract a compress or zip folder in your cPanel of your hosting account.