Activating the PHP ZipArchive Class on Your Server for WP Umbrella
In order to utilize WP Umbrella's backup feature, you need the PHP ZipArchive class on your server. Don't fret if it's missing! Activating it is quite straightforward in most hosting providers. Let's explore how to go about it.
Estimated Time of Completion: 5-10 minutes.
Prerequisites: A WordPress site with WP Umbrella installed, an account on WP Umbrella, and a hosting provider that allows PHP modifications.
Steps to Follow 🚀
Understanding the PHP ZipArchive Class 🎯
The PHP ZipArchive class, which is an integral part of the PHP ZipArchive extension, allows for the reading and writing of ZIP compressed archives and the files within them. This is the backbone of WP Umbrella's backup feature. However, if this class is not activated on your server, you won't be able to use this feature.
Requesting Activation from Your Hosting Provider 💻
Fortunately, activating the PHP ZipArchive class is usually a straightforward process that your hosting provider can handle. Just send them this message:
Hello team, I use WP Umbrella to back up my website, but it seems the PHP ZipArchive class is not activated on my hosting plan. This is preventing me from using the backup feature. Could you please activate it for me? For your reference, here's the full documentation on the ZipArchive class: https://www.php.net/manual/en/book.zip.php. Thank you for your assistance! Best, [Your Name]
That's it! Once the ZipArchive class is activated, you should be able to utilize WP Umbrella's backup feature without any hitches. In case of any difficulties, reach out to WP Umbrella's support or your hosting provider for help.