Your file manager allows you to both compress files and uncompress them.

How to Compress Files

  1. Go to the File Manager.
  2. Navigate to the folder where the files you want to compress are
  3. While holding down your Ctrl key, click on each file that you would like included in the compressed file.
  4. Click the "Compress" button at the top right of the page
    choose-the-files-you-want-to-compress-and-click-compress
  5. On the "Compress" page, choose which compression you would like to use (such as zip or tar), enter a name for the file, and then click "Compress File(s)".

    When the files have been compressed successfully, you'll see a success page that lists the compressed files similar to the below screenshot:

    succussfully-compressed-files

How to Uncompress Files

  1. Go to the File Manager.
  2. Navigate to the folder location for the file you want to uncompress.
  3. Right click on the file and choose "Extract"
    right-click-on-the-file-and-choose-extract
  4. On the "Extract" page, choose the directory you would like to extract the files to, and click "Extract File(s)".

    When the file has been successfully extracted, you'll see a success page that lists the extracted files similar to the below screenshot:

    screenshot-of-when-you-extract-files-using-cpanels-file-manager

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2012-04-27 1:53 pm
Forgive the potential "n00b nature" of this question, but is compression method described above for compressing files you want to serve to your websites visitors or is this just for storing files on your hosting space?
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2012-04-27 2:01 pm
Hi Teebird,

If you follow the steps above, they will walk you through compressing a file. This compressed file can then be downloaded by your visitors if you wanted to give them a link to it.

This is a little different than gzip / mod_deflate, which compresses files before sending them to your users (such as html files). You can find more information on that here:

An introduction to gzip / mod_deflate

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- Brad
2012-04-27 2:04 pm
Thanks for the quick response!
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2014-03-06 5:19 pm

The extract in File Manager seems to skip nested folders in a zip.Any way to get these to extract properly?

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2014-03-07 11:02 am
Nested folders should extract perfectly fine. It may be this specific zip file that you are having trouble with.

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