PHP 7 Script to ZIP All Files inside a Directory or Folder and Download it as ZIP or RAR File in Browser

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// 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
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