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cmosses
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« on: April 02, 2007, 07:14:52 PM »

Hello Windows folks,

I'd like to be able to upload a zip file to the webserver and unzip it there. Is there any way this can be done on the shared Windows plan, using ASP or PHP or anything else?

I don't want to unzip the files locally and transfer them like that Smile
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 07:48:53 PM »

Hey cmosses ! I am not a windows person but fortunately I know someone who is Wink

It is possible to upload a .zip file and extract it on your windows server. Just tested this and it worked. Here is the process:

Plesk > File Manager
There is a button at the top that says "Add New File".
You will need to ensure that you navigate to the folder where you want the file to be extracted to.
Then click the "Add New File" button
Here, there will be browse buttons where you can select the .zip file from your local harddrive.
Select the file.
Then there is a checkbox next to the browse button that says "Upload archive and extract it"
You will need to have that checked.
Then click the OK button.
It will upload and automatically extract the contents to the folder you had previously navigated to.

I hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 07:52:54 PM »

Thanks! I wrote to Lunarpages Support and they said "Plesk cannot unzip files". So much for that stellar support they promise...

I would prefer to FTP the zip file for resume/retry/progress features, but this will definitely work too. Thanks again for your help.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 08:10:24 PM »

It is the recent version of Plesk that does this. I dont think the previous versions would. Also they might have thought you meant a "self extracting" .zip file which would be a zip.exe and .exe files arent allowed on windows servers.


You are welcome, glad to help,
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007, 08:15:29 PM »

cmosses: Can you provide the ticket reference number for the ticket you asked this question on?  We would like to make sure that any misinformation is corrected with our support department.

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 08:19:25 PM »

cmosses: Can you provide the ticket reference number for the ticket you asked this question on?  We would like to make sure that any misinformation is corrected with our support department.

Thx

Here you go. And thanks for taking steps to improve your support department, that's very encouraging. I must admit the Windows support has been lacking a lot, and I suspect it is because you have not been supporting Windows for as long as linux. Thanks for your help.

Ticket Ref : 7098-AXCB-1602
Ticket Subject : Zip/unzip

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Hello Christopher,

Unfortunately there are no unarchiving capabilities within Plesk. It would be
recommended to unarchive your files before uploading to the server.

I hope this was helpful.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 08:08:43 AM »

Hi, I don't even bother with the panel, I unzip on server with ZipDeploy. The unzip by FTP is really fast, also you can zip from the server. Nice piece of soft, here's tha link: http://ftp-unzip.com Thumbs Up
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 06:51:47 AM »

I tried going thru, Plesk, File Manager, uploading a .zip file, checking the box to Upload archive and extract it, it looks like it is uploading, then nothing happens and the file is not uploaded or extracted?
I am trying to upload the latest Joomla! install.



This works beautifully using CPanel File Manager   Confused
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 04:05:24 AM »

To unzip a file on a server first of all upload the zip file on the server. Then type CHMOD file name to 777. After that open the file in the browser and click on the unzip it. Delete the zip. Thus you can unzip the file on the server.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 01:18:49 AM »

A very easy solution to this tedious task is to upload a compressed zip or tar file and uncompress it on server. If you have SSH access or your hosting control panel provide you extracting your compressed file, it’s very helpful. For instance, CPanel and HSphere provide both zipping and unzipping of files and folders on server. But not all hosting environments allow you to unzip files on server without SSH access.

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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2012, 05:21:31 AM »

You have to unzip them locally, or have console access to the server to unzip a file on the server.


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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 04:59:20 AM »


    1.Download unzip.zip and extract unzip.php.
    2.Zip your wordpress install (or whatever else) into a single zip.
    3.Upload your new zip together with unzip.php to your server via FTP. Make sure the zip file is in the correct directory on your server where you would like it to be extracted.
   4. CHMOD unzip.php to 777. I do this with my FTP program (FileZilla) by right-clicking on the file and selecting ‘File Permissions’. (for windows you will have to allow full control or modify secutiry permission to the necessary user)
   5. Open the file unzip.php in your browser.
   6. Browse your server’s directories and click the zip file to UnZIP it!
   7. Delete both the zip file and unzip.php.
   8. Decide what to do with the extra time you now have.

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