How to Create Zip File and Download in Laravel

  • 26-08-2022
  • 996
  • Laravel 9
  • Haresh Chauhan

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How to Create Zip File and Download in Laravel, In this comprehensive example we will learn how to create a zip with a bunch of images in a single zip file and a Zip archive with download.

How to Create Zip Files in Laravel, If you are finding the best way to handle zip file Zip archive and create a zip file in laravel this post definitely will help you to create it in your application.

To create a Zip file and download it I am creating a ZipController for a better understanding of you how to Zip archive in the laravel application best way.

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Create A ZipController

Using the below-provided command, create a ZipController in your laravel application.

php artisan make:controller ZipController

Create Route

Create a route with the GET method for the run controller method. The route will run the ZipController method for making a zip file from the images folder inside the public folder.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\ZipController;

| Web Routes
| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These
| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which
| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!



Define a routing method here download zip, import File, and ZipArchive in ZipController. and follow the given example in your application you will generate a zip file using an images folder with all images in a single zip file and it will also ask to download the zip file.

app/Http/Controllers/ZipController .php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use File;
use ZipArchive;

class ZipController extends Controller
    public function downloadZip()
        $zip = new ZipArchive;

        $zipFileName = time().'.zip';

        if ($zip->open(public_path($zipFileName),ZipArchive::CREATE) === true) {
            $images = File::files(public_path('images'));
            foreach ($images as $key => $value) {
                $baseName = basename($value);




        return response()->download(public_path($zipFileName));

Start Development Server

Start your application development server with the suggested command in your terminal.

php artisan serve

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