Written by: Hosting Coupons on August 8, 2014
If for some reason you need to upload a large file or folder of large files, you can save a lot of time uploading by compressing the files into a ZIP folder, which will take up much less space and so will upload faster.
Once uploaded, you’ll need to extract/decompress the files to be able to access them.
Before we can get started, you’ll need an SSH client and FTP client. The FTP client will allow us to upload the ZIP folder, whilst the SSH client will give us access to the server to allow us to decompress the ZIP archive.
FileZilla is available on Windows and Mac, and is one of the most well-known FTP clients.
Now that you’ve got both clients installed and running, we can begin the process of uploading and decompressing the ZIP folder.
To decompress a ZIP archive via SSH, follow these instructions:
Depending on the size of the ZIP folder, this may take a while.